Asylum seeker jailed 11 years for raping a woman trys to burn himself alive in prison

A Ghanaian man sentenced to nearly 12 years in jail for raping a young woman in front of her boyfriend in Germany, has tried to burn himself to death in his prison cell.

Eric X, 31, was handed the 11 year and six month jail term last October following the brutal attack on the 23-year-old woman at a campsite near Bonn, west Germany.

Last week, he set fire to the bedding in his maximum security jail cell and suffered third degree burns on 30 per cent of his body.

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