Wife sets herself afire to prevent husband from returning to America
A Cane Grove resident is in the Georgetown Public Hospital after setting herself alight following a domestic squabble.
Rohini Ramsood yesterday set herself alight after her husband said that he was preparing to return to the United States where he had been living for the past two years with their two children.
The man told Kaieteur News that he awoke around 06:00hrs yesterday and his wife asked that he lie in another bedroom so that she could clean do some cleaning.
He said that he had been “gaffing” with her from the other room, and reminded her that he would be booking his flight to go back home soon.
“When I tell she that, she tell me that she ain’t allowing me to go back, and that I definitely can’t go nowhere”.
The husband told this newspaper that during the past two years, he had been traveling to and from the US on a regular basis, and that his wife never wanted him to leave. He added that soon she was due to be with him and his two children in the Queens, New York but apparently did not want to wait anymore.
Shortly after, he heard his wife screaming and tramping on the floor.
“I hear that, and when I run into the room, fire went all over and I hustle get she out de house and put she in the reservoir. I even forget that de bed and de carpets burning.”
The man, who sustained burns to his body while trying to put out the fire on his wife, said that he managed to extinguish the blaze on the bed and carpets, and immediately rushed her to the Woodlands Hospital.
She was later transferred to the Burns Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where she is nursing first, second and third degree burns on most parts of her body.
An investigation has been reportedly launched into the incident.