West Haven police have arrested a local man suspected of severely burning his estranged wife with hot oil.
State police reached out to West Haven police just before 5 a.m. after a teenager called 911 and said someone had just killed his mom, police said.
When West Haven police arrived at the Canton Street home, they smelled burning oil inside the apartment and found a 41-year-old woman suffering from severe burns to her upper torso.
Members of the West Haven Fire Department treated the victim at the scene and she was rushed to the Bridgeport Hospital burn unit.
The victim’s teenage children told investigators that their mother and father had separated in the past year, but she had decided to sleep over last night to visit with her children.
This morning, Mohammad Chaudhry, 51, entered the room the woman was sleeping, police said. The teens soon heard their mother screaming in pain and rushed to help and found that Chaudhry had thrown hot oil onto their mother before running from the apartment, police said.
Police apprehended Chaudhry nearby and said charges are pending.
No additional information was immediately available.