A FEMALE resident of the Omhedi yaSalomo village in the Ohangwena Region was taken to the Eenhana hospital after she was beaten and injured by her boyfriend who promptly proceeded to burn down their traditional homestead on Thursday evening.
It is alleged that the 48-year-old man had an argument with his co-habiting lover, Lucia Ngesheya. He assaulted her severely, leaving her with a wound on the forehead.
He then proceeded to burn all the huts in the homestead except his own sleeping room.
According to the police, no one was injured by the fire but members of the household lost all their worldly belongings.