In the wake of atrocities committed against woman and children in the country, a suspect allegedly bit off the ear of his girlfriend.

According to the Rabie Ridge Police Station spokesperson Sergeant Jacob Nhlongo, the 32-year-old man, believed to be the boyfriend of the victim, allegedly came home drunk and started causing a fight.

The  man was arrested in Rabie Ridge on 9 January, after he had allegedly bitten off his girlfriend’s ear while they were arguing.

“The complainant alleged that around 11.25 pm her boyfriend returned home heavily drunk and started making noise while she was sleeping, waking her up to accusations of her sleeping with her ex-boyfriend.

“The suspect then inserted [poked] the victim in her nose using his finger. Which was when the complainant tried to stop him by biting his finger, but, the boyfriend [allegedly] went straight for her ear and bit it off.”

Nhlongo also said the suspect was arrested soon after the complainant opened a case and was detained at the Rabie Ridge Police Station.

He added that “The suspect will soon appear in the Tembisa Magistrates’ Court for charges relating to domestic violence and assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm”.