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Acid-attack woman dies from her injuries

Referrals to specialist doctors in public hospitals scheduled between June 1 and August 31, 2019 will be carried out as already arranged

A woman who suffered an acid attack some two weeks ago died early Monday in Nicosia leading to the arrest and remand for eight days of the alleged perpetrator on a murder charge.

“The 53-year-old who was hospitalised in the intensive care unit at the general hospital, succumbed to her injuries today at around 4.30 am,” a statement from the police said.

“A 44-year-old man was arrested and detained on a judicial warrant in connection with this case for the offence of premeditated murder. He was led before the district court of Nicosia, where an eight-day detention order was issued against him.”

The Romanian national was originally remanded for eight days in Nicosia in connection with the October 15 acid attack on his ex in the early hours of the morning, which left her fighting for her life.

The woman was being tended to in a critical condition the intensive care unit of Nicosia hospital after undergoing surgery following the incident which police then treated as an attempted murder.

The Romanian couple, who broke up a while ago, had an argument in the Lakatamia residence of the woman during which the man threw acid all over her body, resulting in multiple burns.

The woman’s cries brought her son rushing to the scene who in his attempt to help his mother also suffered burns to his hands.

Police said they were “called to the incident at around 2.15am and on arrival found the woman with severe burns on her body, and bleeding.”

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