Woman says boyfriend beat and branded her

WICHITA — Two weeks ago, her boyfriend heated up a fork on the stove and branded her on her left shoulder.

Early Monday morning, he came over and poked her in the chest with a knife and beat her so badly her eyes swelled shut and her nose was broken.

That's what a 20-year-old woman told police after a beating at her west Wichita apartment. They are now looking for the 24-year-old man. He punched and kicked her an estimated 30 times during the attack.

Along with her other injuries, she had a swollen forehead and blood over her nose and lips, a police report states. She was taken to Wesley Medical Center for treatment.

She did not report being branded until after the second assault had occurred, police said.