லண்டன்: முஸ்லீம் பெண்ணை காதலித்ததற்காக இந்து ஆணுக்கு நெருப்பு வைத்து கொளுத்தினர்-
Hindu man set on fire in East London 'for dating Muslim girl'
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Police were appealing for witnesses today following the attempted murder of a man who was doused in petrol and set on fire in east London.
The 20-year-old, who is fighting for his life in hospital, was torched as he sat in his car in Forest Gate.
It is believed the Hindi victim, who suffered 65 per cent burns in the attack, was targeted because he was dating a Muslim girlfriend.
He had just parked his car, a green Honda Prelude, in St George’s Road when he was approached by the suspect or suspects and had petrol poured over him before being set alight.
He managed to get out of the vehicle and was discovered nearby before being taken to hospital and transferred to a specialist burns unit where he remains in a critical condition.
A police spokesman said: “Officers were called to the scene at 6am last Thursday to reports of a man on fire.”
DI Sam Faulkner, from the violent crime unit at Forest Gate said: “This was a very nasty attack and the victim remains in a critical condition.
“We are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward and would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw the suspect making off.”
Two men aged 20 and 21 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and released on bail.
Today's appeal comes as a 15-year-old girl and a man in his 20s are both still critically ill after being set alight in two separate attacks in the Greater London area last weekend.