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Man sets fire to, stabs woman

'Crime of passion' say police

20 February, 16:57
Man sets fire to, stabs woman (ANSA) - Taranto, February 20 - An Italian man splashed flammable liquid on a Belarusian woman in southern Italy before setting fire to her and stabbing her Thursday, police said.

The man, 52, attacked the 40-year-old woman in a flat in the centre of his native Taranto, in the southeastern region of Puglia.

Police said the assault may have been a so-called "crime of passion".

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