Boyfriend sought by police after naked, kerosene-soaked woman found near school

Police cordon off the apartment where a woman reportedly ran away from her boyfriend after he poured kerosene over her and threatened to burn her alive. Screengrab via Apple Daily video.
Police cordon off the apartment where a woman reportedly ran away from her boyfriend after he poured kerosene over her and threatened to burn her alive. Screengrab via Apple Daily video.

Police are on the hunt for a man who has been accused of pouring kerosene on his girlfriend and threatening to burn her alive after she was found lying naked in front of a high school in Tai Po.

HK01 reported that at around 10:30am this morning, a teacher spotted the naked woman lying on the ground outside the school’s gate.

The teacher ran outside with some clothes to cover the woman, who simply said, “I’m covered in kerosene.”

Apple Daily reports that the woman was taken to hospital, drenched in a liquid, with an injury to her arm and red marks on her face.

A preliminary investigation by officers found that the woman lived across the street from the school at Tai Yee House, one of the housing blocks within the Tai Yuen housing estate.

Neighbors reported that the woman lived with her boyfriend, a man in his 30s surnamed Man.

The pair were reportedly having an argument, which culminated in Man allegedly dousing the woman with kerosene and threatening to set her on fire. The woman then rushed out of the apartment and ended up outside the school, about 100 meters away from the apartment.

Officers at the scene couldn’t find any kerosene at the apartment, and Man was nowhere to be found.

Police have classified the case as assault and criminal intimidation.

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