Man sets fire to wife and dumps her near hospital

A Yemeni man poured petrol on his Saudi wife and set her on fire before driving her to a nearby hospital and dumping her scorched body near the gate, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Thursday.

Horrified passers-by carried the groaning woman, in her 40s, into the hospital where doctors raced against time to save her life, Sharq said.

The woman, who could barely speak, whispered to her rescuers that her husband dosed her with petrol and set her ablaze.

“Police said they caught the fleeing husband just as he was trying to cross the border into Yemen,” the paper said in a report from the southern province of Jazan near the border with Yemen. “They said the man has another wife and that he confessed to burning his Saudi wife following an argument.”

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