A man who allegedly burned his former wife with gasoline in the north-central province of Quang Tri Thursday morning turned himself in at a police station last night, authorities said.
Nguyen Van Son, 42, told the police that he was unhappy after several unsuccessful efforts to persuade his ex-wife to revive their broken marriage.
According to witnesses, Son poured a can of gasoline on Phan Thi Lan while she was sitting in a coffee shop in Dong Ha town at around 9:30 am.
The 37-year old woman, who was rescued by her friend and other customers, was rushed to a hospital with severe burns on her face and body.
Son fled the scene.
The couple separated last year, and Son met Lan several times since in an effort to mend the relationship.