woman dies after she was allegedly set ablaze by her husband

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A WOMAN of Solwezi has died after her husband allegedly poured petrol on her body and set her ablaze after a marital dispute.

Getrude Kanema 47 of Kaina Mfumu area in Solwezi was admitted to Mwinilunga District Hospital Female Ward with severe burns after her husband Patrick Sangunja 40 allegedly poured petrol and set her ablaze.

In a statement, North Western province deputy police commanding officer Robison Moonga said facts leading to the death of Ms Kanema are that on June 11, this year the deceased left her husband at home to visit a neighbor.

“The husband also locked the house and left with the keys. When the husband came back home, he found his wife waiting outside the house. For this reason, they picked up a quarrel which made the suspect furious and poured the wife with petrol he had come with on the face and later set her ablaze until she became unconscious,” he said.

Mr Moonga said after seeing that his wife became unconscious, Sangunja put off the fire.

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