Żabbar Resident Arrested For Trying To Burn Woman And Child Alive
The police arrested him within an hour
A 26-year-old man from Żabbar has been arrested on charges of an alleged arson attempt against a 28-year-old woman and a young boy. A report on tvm.com.mt has said the incident took place last Wednesday at around 7:30pm.
According to the report, the man pulled over in his own car next to the woman's and got out carrying a a plastic container. He then started to pour fuel over the woman's car.
When the child got out the man allegedly threw open the door and began pouring fuel inside the car and over the woman who was still inside.
She then tried to escape and made it to her doorstep where the man chased her, wrapped a chain around her neck and tried to set her on fire using the lighter he had in his hand.
Hearing the chaos a man rushed out of the door the victim was standing on, scaring off the aggressor. The police were instantly on the scene and were able to track down the attacker and arrest him within an hour.
If you have any more information on the case please contact the police force.
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