Iranian Man Sets Filipina Girlfriend On Fire in Japan

A Filipino woman in Japan was set on fire following an argument with her boyfriend, local media reported Saturday.

According to reports, police were saying that the 52-year-old Iranian man was seen pouring liquid over his Filipina girlfriend, 36, before setting her alight at a restaurant in Ibaraki prefecture, north of Tokyo, on Friday, November 11.

Workers at the restaurant called an ambulance, saying: “People are burning.”

Broadcaster NHK said the couple was taken to hospital with severe burns and both remain unsconscious. Although there were several other customers in the restaurant, no one else was injured in the incident, reports said.

Police are treating the case as attempted murder.

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The man and woman had been advised by police to stay away from each following a dispute involving their child, Kyodo News reported.