A 17-year-old Brisbane teenager faced the court over allegations that he doused his ex-girlfriend in petrol and burned her during an argument.
Sky News reported that the Beenleigh Magistrates Court has charged the teen for his intentions to cause severe harm to the girl. The girl has burns to her arms, upper body, and leg after she was set alight by her former boyfriend in a south Brisbane suburb on Friday afternoon. “The Today Show” reported that the neighbours immediately aided the girl as soon as they heard her screaming on the street. Paramedics were called to the spot. She was given first aid at the scene and then taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where she was treated for her serious injuries.
According to the Daily Mail, the girl is still in the hospital and is in a coma. Her mother flew in from another country to see her daughter. On the other hand, the guilty has not applied for any bail yet. He is scheduled to be presented at a court hearing on July 29 via video link.
Police confirmed that an argument led to the Brisbane teenager setting his girlfriend on fire. “Around 4:00 p.m. it is alleged the man became involved in a verbal argument with a 17-year-old woman, known to him,” a Queensland police spokesman said. “Police will further allege the man then used a flammable liquid to set the woman on fire. The woman was treated by paramedics for serious burn injuries to her arms, legs, and upper body. She was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for treatment,” they added.
According to The Advertiser, the teen’s sister posted a message on Facebook. There she described her sister as a 17-year-old “fighter.” “You’re not giving up on me this easy, I know you can get through this, you’re a fighter. I love you,” the message read.