Woman dies at hospital after self-inflicted burns

Aviana Ramdeo -
Aviana Ramdeo -

A Tableland woman who suffered burns to 35 per cent of her body died at the San Fernando General Hospital on Thursday, almost three weeks after she was admitted for reported self-inflicted injuries.

Police are investigating the circumstances under which Aviana Ramdeo, 23, was burnt.

Reports said on October 14, Nicolas Phagoo, 34, of Naparima Mayaro Road, Tableland, told police he was at home with Ramdeo, his common-law-wife, when around 1 am, they had an argument.

Ramdeo poured white rum over herself and set herself on fire with a lighter, according to the police report.

Phagoo said he extinguished the flames but not before she was burned on her face, neck, chest, arms and lower limbs.

Phagoo said he contacted the police and the emergency health services.

PC Ramdhanie and PC Toll responded and Ramdeo was taken to the hospital ,where she was treated and warded at the ICU until her death on November 2.

A post mortem is scheduled next week at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

Sgt Sooknanan is continuing enquiries.


"Woman dies at hospital after self-inflicted burns"

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