Former Boxer Burns His Ex-Girlfriend Alive: Police

(17 January) A former professional boxer has been arrested after he has set fire on his ex-girlfriend out of jealousy, police said.

On 13 January police received reports that the woman, Ms. Supawadee Boonchote, 24, was dosed with gasoline and set on fire in front of a convenience store in Udon Thani province by an assailant who arrived and left the scene on a motorcycle with no license plate.
The victim was later transported to the hospital. Doctors said she suffered severe burned injuries, and she remains under intensive care.
The police later identified the attacker as Mr. Baramee Srikul, 42, a former famous boxer who went by his nickname Baramee Petchpiroon. The officers also reportedly found burns on Mr. Baramee′s both hands.
The suspect reportedly confessed of his crime, stating that he had been in a relationship with the victim since last year. However, Mr. Baramee said, Ms. Supawadee later ended the relationship with him as she preferred to be in a relationship with a woman.
After several failed attempts to regain his relationship with him, Mr. Baramee said he decided to commit a revenge by setting the woman on fire.
The investigation also revealed that the couple often had intense arguments, and the former boxer regularly ended up beating Ms. Supawadee.
She eventually portrayed herself as a tom boy and engaged in a relationship with another woman in the community to stop Mr. Baramee from asking her to go back into the relationship, police said.

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