A 27-year-old woman was assulted and set on fire using a paraffin heater by her boyfriend only because she was having drinks with her friends.This inhuman incident occurred in Thabong, in the Free State in front of her friends on Sunday.
“It is alleged that the victim and her friends were having drinks at a neighbouring house when the boyfriend arrived and disturbed the ladies by throwing insults at them,” said police spokesperson Brig Motantsi Makhele.
“When one of the friends insulted him back, the suspect began assaulting the victim. He began kicking her with a booted foot, throwing all sorts of objects at her, then threw her on the bed.”
It is alleged that the 20-year-old man went on to throw a lit paraffin heater at the victim on the bed, causing the blankets to catch on fire.
“He further spread paraffin on the body, which lead to severe burn wounds. The victim was taken to Bongani Hospital for medical treatment,” said Makhele.
The suspect has been charged with attempted murder and will appear in court soon