A 79-year-old woman is hospitalized in serious condition at the San Gerardo hospital in Monza, after being attacked with a hammer to the head by her 85-year-old husband, who died after setting himself on fire. It happened this afternoon at their home in Varedo (Monza).
According to what has been reconstructed, around 14.45 pm a passer-by saw the elderly man in his garden while he was fumbling with gasoline, and then set himself on fire shortly after, and raised the alarm.
The fire brigade and the carabinieri intervened on the spot, together with an ambulance and medical car. When the soldiers entered the house, they found the woman lying on the ground, in a hole of blood. Transported to the hospital, she is now hospitalized with a reserved prognosis.
From the first investigations carried out by the carabinieri, there are no previous violent quarrels or other interventions between the two spouses. It seems that the old man had been suffering from depression for some time.
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