The 25-year-old woman who was doused in flammable liquid and set alight by her lover in Palma on Monday, tragically died in the early hours of yesterday morning in a special Barcelona burns unit. Ana Torres, who suffered second and third degree burns to 95 percent of her body, was airlifted to the Valle Hebrón burns unit on Monday night where doctors battled to save her life. While the exact events leading up to the horrific incident have yet to be confirmed, police believe that an argument had broken out between the victim and her boyfriend on Monday afternoon in the makeshift workshop the boyfriend has set up on the ground floor of his home in calle José Zaforteza Musoles in the Es Rafal neighbourhood of the city. Police suspect that during the argument, the 48-year-old Moroccan, identified only as Mohamed A., threw a flammable liquid over the young woman and set her alight. The suspect was also caught in the flames and suffered burns to 15 percent of his body, in particular his arms. Palma firemen were also needed to extinguish the blaze which had started to engulf the building. The 48-year-old man has been arrested and taken to the Psychiatric Hospital in Palma where he is being held under police guard. The incident has provoked outrage from women's rights groups in the Balearics and across Spain. A similar attack was carried out three years ago in Majorca and since then women's rights groups have been working extra hard in a bid to try and wipe out such mistreatment of women, but Monday's incident, some fear, has set the women's rights campaign back years.


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