Man seriously ill-treated

Detectives are presently investigating a very serious case of ill-treatment of a 24 year old man which took place on Saturday August 13th. The Emergency Dispatch directed detectives to the Sint Maarten Medical center where a male victim was brought in with severe burns to his body. The victim stated to detectives that after a heated argument between his ex-girlfriend and him she intentionally poured fingernails polish remover, which is a very flammable fluid, on him and set him on fire.

The female suspect with initials J.R., in the meanwhile, voluntarily reported to the police station in Philipsburg where she was immediately arrested and detained for further investigation.

The victim who sustained second and third degree burns has been flown to the island of Guadeloupe for medical attention.