Man Sets Shop A Fire With Wife Locked In It

August 11, 2020 11:51 AM

A husband has been taken into custody after he allegedly set a blaze a shop with his wife locked in it.

The incident took place in Civil Settlement in St. Ann on August 1st where it was said that the deceased who is known by the name Racquel Rattray had a disagreement with her spouse over money made from a shop opening.


The husband whose identity has not been released by the police was said to have poured gasoline into the shop after the dispute started threatening to burn down the structure.

It was at that time that Racquel allegedly went into the shop in an effort to stop him from committing the arsenic act however It is reported that the man had instead locked Racquel inside the shop and proceeded with lighting the place.

It was upon hearing screams coming from the shop that the neighbours were alerted and proceeded to call the Fire Brigade however by the time they arrived and out the fire there was only rubbles with Racquel’s burned body in the mix.

She was taken to the hospital but passed away days later due to the intensity of her injuries.

The police are still investigating the matter.



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