Woman arrested after allegedly setting a house her fiance was locked in on fire



A woman has been arrested on the charges of arson and attempted murder.

The 42-year-old woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her fiancé inside a house before she allegedly set it on fire.

She was arrested in the Eastern Cape.

According to police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu, the woman from Timothy Valley in Bethelsdorp in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, was arrested for arson and attempted murder.

Naidu said the woman was arrested at the scene of the incident in the early hours of Thursday morning.

“At about 12.45am, police responded to a complaint of a house on fire in Angola Street in Timothy Valley. It is alleged that the suspect was seen exiting the house, locking the door and setting the place on fire.

“The neighbour ran to rescue the victim inside as he heard screams for help. The 40-year-old victim sustained burn wounds to his body and was taken to hospital for further treatment”.

She is expected to appear in court soon.


Recommended for you