Lesotho Times

Jealous lover stabs student

MASERU — Students at the National Health Training College in Maseru are still in shock after one of their colleagues was allegedly fatally stabbed by her boyfriend on Saturday morning. 

According to a police report, the 28-year-old man who lives in Maseru allegedly fatally stabbed his girlfriend because he suspected she was having an affair with someone.

Police said the woman, aged 24, died on arrival at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital.

Police spokesperson Masupha Masupha said the case was reported at on Sunday, a day after the incident.

“A girl from one of the schools in Maseru was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, who suspected she was having an affair with someone else,” Masupha said.

“It seems like the suspect found the girlfriend with this other man on March 19. The victim suffered three injuries, on the shoulder, armpits and under the right breast.”

He said the victim died on arrival at hospital on Saturday morning.

One of the witnesses who wanted to remain anonymous said on Friday the boyfriend came to the hostel where the girl lived and fought with a man he thought was having an affair with his girlfriend.

“It was around 10pm on Friday when he came to fight this other boy at the hostel, whom he thought was having an affair with his girlfriend.

 “Then after fighting the boy he pointed a finger at the girlfriend telling her that he was watching her.

“On Saturday morning he came and picked his girlfriend from her room and then they left the hostel,” the witness said.

The witness said a few minutes later “we heard people on the street shouting that someone had been stabbed with a knife.

“We rushed to the scene and saw her lying in a pool of blood. She was rushed to the hospital by some students but she died before the doctor could attend to her,” she said.

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