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Woman sets Owia man on fire


An Owia resident was up to press time on Wednesday recovering from severe burns to his body, after it is alleged that a woman doused him with rum and set him on fire.{{more}}

SEARCHLIGHT understands that the man was at a shop in Owia on July 16, when the incident took place.

However, details surrounding the matter are still sketchy.

When SEARCHLIGHT contacted the Owia Police Station on Wednesday, we were told that they were not aware of the incident.

A reliable source informed SEARCHLIGHT that no report had been lodged.

When SEARCHLIGHT visited the male surgical ward of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, the man, who was with his family, declined to comment on the matter.

The man is said to have suffered serious burns to the entire right side of his back and part of his right arm. (KW)