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Man sets girlfriend ablaze as she tries to leave him

Police arrive in time to save her

10 December, 16:01
Man sets girlfriend ablaze as she tries to leave him (ANSA) - Rimini, December 10 - A man in northern Italy was arrested early Tuesday as he was allegedly setting his girlfriend on fire and attempting to strangle her as she tried to leave him. Giuseppe Ciracì, a 47-year-old former security guard, was apprehended after neighbors called police. The victim, a 50-year-old from Naples, was hospitalized for head and face trauma, bruises to her body, and first-degree burns to her leg. Police said that after bashing her head repeatedly against the pavement, Ciracì bound her in plumber's tape and covered her in alcohol before setting her alight and choking her.

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