A 54-year-old Arouca man is listed in a critical condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, after he was doused with a flammable liquid and set ablaze by his lover, who died after the house they were in went up in flames.
According to reports, the police received a call after 7 pm informing them that Clifford Samuel had suffered burns when his companion, known only as Anika, doused themselves with the liquid and lit a match.
As the house caught fire around them, Anika reportedly became trapped and died, while Samuel was rescued.
The house and two others nearby were gutted by the fire.
Investigations are continuing.
BODY IN THE CANE FIELD
Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the body of a man who was shot dead and dumped at the side of the road at Carlsen Field, Chaguanas on Tuesday.
Police were alerted around 4 am by residents who reported hearing gunshots in the district and later found the body, lying face up, near Roosevelt Avenue.