Woman faces court decision after throwing boiling water at young woman in market

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Kiliki heni ki he ongoongo faka-Tonga

A shopkeeper has been arrested and charged after she allegedly threw boiling water on a young woman who was standing outside her shop.

She was bailed to reappear in court.

Lile Netane of Ma’ofanga fell to the ground and started shaking immediately after she was doused with the boiling water.

Netane claimed she was being targeted because she was loud and noisy. A photo of the victim shows her body suffered second degree burns.

Tongan Police Communication Officer, Sia Adams has confirmed charges were made against Siu.

Adams said the accused owned a shop at the Talamahu market and she was bailed out but gave no details of the bail conditions.

In an interview with the paper, Netane said she was standing in front of Siu’s shop to buy coffee when the boiling water hit the upper-back part of her body.  

“I fell down and started shaking and was really in difficulty because I was suffering from an epileptic seizure,” she said in Tongan.

She said she believed the accused did not like her talking noisily in front of her shop.

Attempts to talk to the accused were not successful.

The main points

  • A shopkeeper has been arrested and charged after she allegedly threw boiling water on a girl who was standing outside her shop.
  • Lile Netane of Ma’ofanga fell to the ground and started shaking immediately after she was doused with the boiling water.
  • A photo of the victim shows her body suffered second degree burns.
  • Tongan Police Communication Officer, Sia Adams said the shopkeeper, known only as Siu, had been bailed.

Lile Netane after she was dowsed with boiling water. Photo / Kakalu 'o Tonga Newspaper

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