A woman who was set on fire while on a Toronto bus in a random attack last month has died, police say.
The incident happened on June 17 around 12:30 p.m. at Kipling station near Kipling Avenue and Dundas Street. Police say a man poured a flammable liquid on a female passenger while on a bus and then ignited the substance.
The woman, in her 20s, was rushed to hospital with second and third degree burns.
Police confirmed to CP24 that the woman is deceased. The Homicide Unit has now taken over the investigation.
A 33-year-old man identified as Toronto resident Tenzin Norbu has been charged with attempted murder and assault with a weapon in connection with the incident. At the time, police also said they were treating the matter as an alleged hate-motivated offence, although no further details were provided.
The charges have not been proven in court.
Police said the attack was an isolated incident and the victim and suspect did not know each other.
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