(CMR) Police in Jamaica have begun a murder investigation following the death of a woman who was allegedly set ablaze by her husband in St. Ann on Saturday (August 1)
Dead is 31-year-old Racquel Rattray.
Reports from the St. Ann’s Bay Police are that about 12:00 a.m., Rattray had a disagreement with her spouse, allegedly about monies raised from the opening of their shop.
Rattray’s husband reportedly poured gasoline into the shop and in a bid to stop him, she went inside, after which, he allegedly set it ablaze and locked her inside.
Residents reportedly called the Police and the Fire Brigade after hearing screams. Cooling down operations were conducted and Rattary was found amongst the rubble. She was taken to the hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries on Monday, August 10.
The husband was taken into custody; however his identity is being withheld pending further investigations.