Lawyer for New Square burn victim seeks federal investigation

As Aron Rottenberg recovers from burns on over 50 percent of his body, his family's attorney, Michael Sussman, is calling for a state and federal investigation into exactly what led to the alleged attack against him.

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Police have arrested 18-year-old Shaul Spitzer in connection with the alleged attack that left both injured.

Authorities are questioning why the attack occurred, but the family says that it may have been due to the fact that Rottenberg chose to pray at a different location from the community's main Hassidic synagogue. They also say that the attack may have been ordered by Grand Rabbi David Twersky, the head of the main synagogue.

Residents in the town are shocked by the incident, saying that in America, people have the right to pray wherever they choose without fear of retribution.

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