Robber dies a very painful death after woman poured boiling water on him in home invasion gone wrong


A homeowner in Berea, South Africa, took matters into her own hands when a robber armed with a knife broke into her house. The incident occurred on Monday before 5 pm.

According to provincial police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda, the woman was at home on Ferndale Road when the intruder broke the kitchen door and entered the house with a knife. The victim poured boiling water over the suspect and screamed for help.

The suspect ran to the front lawn in agony and died from his injuries shortly after. Berea police are investigating charges of attempted robbery and an inquest.

This is not the first time a home invasion has ended violently in South Africa. In another incident last December, a home intruder was shot dead in Umgeni Park north of Durban.

The circumstances surrounding both incidents are unclear and will form the subject of a South African Police Service investigation. However, it’s clear that homeowners are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to protecting their property and loved ones.

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