"Psychiatric drugs are frequently administered within the Haredi community at leaders' requests, in order to bring members in line with norms, say sources." If this is factual, it is a form of child abuse to control normal human behavior with drugs, so the Rabbis involved can keep control over their followers. If this isn't the characteristics of a cult, I don't know what is.
Jewish teen sustains moderate wounds in stabbing in Jerusalem; assailant shot by police (Haaretz)
from the article: Rabbi's little helper