The victim, known as Mugabarigira Jean Claude, told how he is now struggling with the painful injuries the attack left him for a lifetime
One man claims he left scars for life after his parents set him on fire without their blessing for marrying his love.
The alleged incident is said to have occurred at an unspecified location in Rwanda.
The victim named Mugabarigira Jean Claude told Afrimax TV how it is now struggling with the painful injuries it has been left with.
He said the attack left him with severe upper body injuries, including his chest, back and waist.
The conflict arose after his parents tried to pair him up with a woman he had never known, but he refused.
Then he introduced them to the “love of his life”, just called Yvonne, who is now the mother of his three children.
But he said his parents came to see him one day and gave him a drink with sleeping pills.
When he was passed out, he was said to have been doused with gasoline and set on fire.
Fortunately, some neighbors stepped in and saved him. Mugabarigira was then admitted to the hospital, where he was in a coma for the next 22 days.
The day he was released, he said that his parents went to his house and attacked his wife and himself and pelted them with stones.
Yvonne allegedly said that she would stand by Mugabarigira under all circumstances.
The two are reportedly now considering moving their children to avoid further attacks.
It is currently unclear whether the authorities are investigating the matter or whether the man’s parents have been charged.