SVG: Woman allegedly set ablaze over money, sex

Police in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have arrested a man as they investigate the circumstances that led to a 44 year old woman being set ablaze in her bed on Sunday morning.

Media reports said the woman, Monique Clarke of Biabou, was set on fire after refusing to have sex or give money to a man with whom she had an abusive relationship for the past two years.

Clarke’s sister, Lesha Richardson, said that the victim told her that she was set ablaze as she was lying wrapped in a sheet in her bed.

Richardson said her sister is unrecognizable after sustaining a mixture of second and third degree burns.

The victim is reported to have made several complaints to the police about the abusive behavior of her live in boyfriend.