Old lady set on fire by robber
- Published: 26/12/2012 at 03:52 PM
- Online news:
KHON KAEN – A 70 year–old vegetable vendor was set on fire by a thief who raided her shop in Muang district late Tuesday night, police said n Wednesday.
Police found burn marks on the floor, charred clothing and a bottle of petrol at the crime scene.
The store owner Pai Sri-Mahong, 70, was rushed to the hospital with severe burns to her face and body.
Doctors said she had burns to 80% of her body and she is in a critical condition.
The old womans daughter-in-law, Chantiwa Sri-Mahong, told police that she heard screams and rushed down to the shop from the second floor. She her husband’s mother lying on the ground, burning.
Her husband and her neighbour extinguished the flames and rushed his mother to hospital.
According to witnesses, a teenager tried to take money from the store counter and argued with the old lady when she objected. He then poured petrol on her and set her on fire before fleeing.
Police said check surveillance cameras in the area, identify her attacker and arrest him.
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