After 28-year-old Sergei Kalasnikov was found dead in Rishon Lezion midday Sunday, his mother claimed that violence had erupted in her household following attempted sexual assault by a tenant, Army Radio reported.
The mother was arrested in connection with her son's death after police noticed signs of violence on her face. However, she reportedly stated that the bruises were a result of her struggle with a tenant to whom she had been renting a room in the family's home. She was quoted by the radio station as saying that the man had tried to sexually assault her.
Police were conducting a search for the man and looking into the mother's version of events.