Man in Spain’s Valencia pours alcohol on his niece and sets her on fire

A HORRIFIC case of violence has taken place in Spain as a woman was doused in alcohol by her uncle and then set on fire.

The shocking incident took place at a property on Avinguda Real de Madrid in Valencia this morning (January 28), when a 75-year-old man poured the flammable liquid on his 28-year-old niece and then set her on fire using a lighter.

The emergency services were alerted to the violence by a local resident, with several police units and an ambulance racing to the scene. The woman was subsequently taken to La Fe Hospital, where it is reported that she is in critical condition and is receiving round-the-clock care at the hospital’s Burns Unit.

As Euro Weekly News understands, the uncle alongside another man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder where both individuals remain in custody. Although it is unknown why the woman was subjected to such an attack, local sources indicate that the incident may be related to a drug deal.

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Isha Sesay