Monday, 15 June 2020
Thabong; Welkom: Police arrested a 20 year old man for allegedly burning his 27 year old girlfriend with a lit paraffin heater on Sunday; 14 June 2020, in Thabong.
It is alleged that the victim was having drinks with her friends at a neighboring house when the boyfriend arrived and interrupted the ladies by hurling insults at them. When one of the friends objected, the suspect started assaulting the victim. He started kicking her with booted foot, threw all sorts of objects at her, then threw her on the bed.
The suspect allegedly threw a lit paraffin heater at the victim whilst on the bed and the blankets caught fire. He further decanted the victim with paraffin on the body which resulted in severe burn wounds. The victim was taken to Bongani Hospital for medical treatment.
A case of attempted murder has been registered at Thabong SAPS and the suspect will appear in court soon.