Man charged with murder after woman allegedly set on fire

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was allegedly assaulted and set alight in the NSW Murray River region.

Officers were called to a house on Dick Street at Deniliquin just before 2.00pm on Wednesday.

Upon arrival at the property, they found a 42-year-old woman had suffered significant head injuries before allegedly being set on fire.


“When officers attempted to assist the woman, a male senior constable suffered burns to his hand while trying to extinguish the blaze,” NSW Police said.

Despite desperate attempts by police and paramedics, the woman sadly could not be saved and died at the scene.

A 31-year-old man, who police say is known to the woman, was arrested at the home and taken to Deniliquin Police Station where he was charged with murder (DV).

He was refused bail to appear in court today.

A crime scene has been established at the home as investigations into the woman’s death continue.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
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Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast