A 28-year-old woman that was part of a love triangle was attacked and then burnt with a jug of boiling water in Tongaat last week Friday, 6 July.

The woman sustained burns to her arm and shoulder. Reaction Unit South Africa responded to a call at approximately 5pm for an injured woman.

“Upon investigation officers found that a woman living in a farm compound was attacked by her boyfriends wife. The suspect who lived a few doors away from the victim had an argument with the 28-year-old woman regarding an affair with her husband. She then returned to her room, removed a jug of water from a pot of boiling rice and threw it on the woman. The injured woman was treated and transported to hospital,” said Prem Balram.