Woman who threw boiling water over girl sentenced

A shopkeeper who left a teenage female scarred for life after throwing boiling water over her has been ordered to pay reparation of TP$300.

A medical report read in court says about 50 percent of Lile Netane's body was burnt after she was dowsed with boiling water.

Police Magistrate Salesi Mafi heard Netane went to Shulang Fang's store when she was in Nuku'alofa town centre on June 4.

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She was using her mobile phone when Fang, who is also known as Siu, asked her to leave but Netale ignored it.

Netane said she was surprised when Feng attacked her and she fell down. She got up and threw a cup of coffee at Feng but it did not hit her. Feng returned inside her store and Netane was shocked when Feng threw the boiling water at her.

Fang told Magistrate Mafi she had approached Netane and asked for her forgiveness and she had accepted it. She said she also had given Netane a gift of TP$200.

Magistrate Mafi said he considrerd the fact that Netane started the incident and that Feng had already sought her apology and also compensated her.

The police magistrate told Fang she would have to pay the money to government at the court office within one month or she would be jailed for a week.

Featured photo/ Kakalu 'o Tonga Newspaper

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