“She heated up a pot of water in the flat they shared together and then threw the water on the man,” Robert S. Öhman of the Västernorrland police told the Aftonbladet newspaper.
Despite the attack, the 26-year-old man was able to call emergency services and is now receiving treatment for his injuries at hospital in Skellefteå.
“He has burn injuries on his foot and face,” said Öhman.
Meanwhile the man’s girlfriend, 38, has gone to ground.
“She’s disappeared; it’s unclear where. But we want to bring her in for questioning,” Öhman told Aftonbladet.
While the incident took place late Friday night, police weren’t informed of the incident until Sunday when they were contacted by a concerned relative.
The woman is suspected of aggravated assault and police are fairly certain they understand what led her to throw the pot of scalding-hot water on her boyfriend in the apartment they shared in Kramfors, northern Sweden.
“The motive appears to be jealousy. A pot with boiling-hot water indicates a certain amount of planning in the crime; getting water to boil isn’t something you can do in the blink of an eye,” said Öhman to the newspaper.