Cyprus Mail

Teen suffers serious burns in suspected torture case

A 21-year-old Greek Cypriot man was arrested in Limassol on Monday on suspicion of physically abusing an 18-year-old Romanian man who is now in serious condition at the Nicosia general hospital’s burns treatment clinic.

The 18-year-old was examined by a state pathologist and was found to have serious burn injuries on various parts of his body. The burns were caused by a lighter.

The 18-year-old’s condition is serious but stable.

No further information was given.

The 21-year -old, who is to be taken in court on Tuesday for a remand hearing, is being investigated for kidnap with the aim of causing grievous bodily harm, torture, inhumane and humiliating treatment, death threats and indecent assault.


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