Israeli man booked a year after girlfriend died during sex in Mumbai hotel

New Delhi: A 23-year- old Israeli national has been booked in connection with the death of his girlfriend in a hotel in 2017, an official said on Tuesday.

Oriron Yakov was on Monday booked under IPC section related to culpable homicide not amounting to murder after the forensic science lab’s report confirmed that his 20-year-old girlfriend, also an Israeli national, had died of suffocation during an act of sexual intercourse.

The incident had taken place in March 2017 when Yakov and the woman visited India on a tourist visa and stayed at a hotel in Colaba area of south Mumbai, a police official said.

During an act of sexual intercourse in their hotel room, Yakov allegedly applied pressure on the woman’s neck and she got suffocated, he said.

Yakov informed the staff that his girlfriend was lying motionless in the room and the police later rushed to the hotel.

The woman was taken to a hospital where she was declared dead, he said, adding that a case of accidental death was registered at that time as the exact cause of her demise was not known.

The woman’s family members had later taken the body to Israel, he said.

The official said that the police recently received the forensic lab’s report which mentioned that the woman died of suffocation.

Based on findings of the report, the police registered a case against Yakov, who is currently in Israel, he said, adding that a probe was on in the case.

(With PTI inputs)