Gauteng police reported on Monday that a woman who had been doused with flammable liquid believed to be petrol and set on fire in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, is dead.

Captain Kay Makhubela said the woman died in the hospital before police could interrogate her to find out what had happened.

Spokesperson of Netcare 911, Nick Dollman said when paramedics arrived at the scene on Sunday morning, they found a woman in her thirties who had sustained severe burns after being doused with flammable liquid and set alight.

Police are still investigating to get to the root of the matter.