Man arrested for burning ex-girlfriend alive on square in Peru

A man accused of burning his ex-girlfriend alive in Lima has been arrested in Colombia. Venezuelan Sergio Tarache Parra, 19, allegedly doused 18-year-old Katherine Gomez with gasoline and set her alight on a central square on 18March after she broke up with him. Gomez died six days later with burns to 60% of her body. Peruvian police offered a $12,500 reward for information leading to Tarache’s capture, and an Interpol red notice was issued. Peru registered 136 femicides in 2022, with similarly high numbers in previous years.

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