Chinese Woman Allegedly Burns Husband's Mistress to Death

| by Amanda Schallert

A Chinese woman allegedly set her husband’s mistress on fire in the street on Friday and killed her, before unsuccessfully trying to kill herself.

The woman, whose surname is Shi, allegedly followed the mistress and threw gasoline on her near a teahouse before setting her on fire. Part of the homicide was recorded on video, and shows the woman on fire in the street, according to the Daily News.

The attack occurred in Kunming, the capital of the Yunnan Province in China. Witnesses in the area attempted to put out the fire, but they could not find a fire extinguisher and had to use water to stop the flames.

When the fire was finally put out, the woman’s body was unidentifiable.

According to the teahouse owner, Shi accused the woman of ruining her marriage and having an affair with her husband before she attacked her.

Afterwards, Shi attempted suicide by drinking pesticide and cutting herself with a knife.

Shi worked in a hotel before the incident, and her husband drove buses. The couple had a daughter, according to the Shanghaiist.

Shi is still receiving medical attention and is in serious condition. Officials are continuing to investigate the attack.

Source: Daily News, Shanghaiist