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Boyfriend sought after two women doused in petrol, set alight

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The police are searching for a man who allegedly doused his girlfriend and her friend in petrol and then set them alight.

Zakkiyah Raymond and Marishka David. Pictures: Supplied

THE POLICE are searching for a man who allegedly doused his girlfriend and her friend in petrol and then set them alight.

The horrific incident took place in Florida in the West Rand area on the weekend.

According to Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi, a case of arson and attempted murder have been opened.

“The suspect. who is reported to be one of the victims’ boyfriend. is still at large,” said Nevhuhulwi.

The victims have been identified as Marishka David, 30, and Zakkiyah Raymond, 38.

According to Marishka’s mother Mandy, Raymond died in hospital on Sunday from her injuries.

She said that the incident took place during the early hours of Sunday morning, while the woman had been asleep.

“While they were sleeping, he threw them with petrol and set them alight,” said Mandy.

She added that her daughter was in hospital after suffering burns on her entire body.

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