A welder seen in this footage dousing his co-worker’s husband in a flammable liquid before setting him on fire has been arrested.
Celso Edgar da Silva, 29, can be seen in the footage approaching the victim as he sits in his car and setting him on fire in Maua, Sao Paulo State, Brazil, on 24th February.
Da Silva set fire to Fabricio Alves de Araujo, 45, reportedly over a dispute about BRL 150 (GBP 24).
Da Silva is believed to have fatally attacked Fabricio because he had come to his wife’s defence when the suspect harassed her over the missing payment.
CCTV footage shows the moment Da Silva goes over to the car window and douses Fabricio with a flammable liquid.
He then sets him alight, with the victim then getting out of the car and flailing around with his clothes on fire.
He runs into a building as thick smoke and flames continue to billow out of the vehicle.
Meanwhile, Da Silva, 29, jogs over to a black getaway car, hops in, and drives away.
The victim, a father of two, did not survive. He was taken to hospital with over 80 per cent burns to his body and succumbed to his injuries.
Da Silva was arrested and taken to the Santo Andre jail on Wednesday, 1st March,
Da Silva – a welder – and Fabricio’s widow, 39, worked at the same garage.
Fabricio’s widow told local media she is the person responsible for paying employees.
She said that prior to the crime, Da Silva complained that he had not received a payment of BRL 150 his boss had promised him on top of his wages for an extra job.
As she had not been informed about it, she did not hand him the extra cash, leading him to become vexed and aggressive, she said.
Da Silva then began harassing her and one day, when her husband went to pick her up from work, Da Silva started insulting her.
Fabricio then came to her defence and ended up arguing with the welder.