Rustenburg - A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Boikhutso near Lichtenburg for murder, North West police said on Sunday.

The man allegedly beat up another man who fell on a bottle which pierced his neck, said Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone.

“It is alleged that the fight started after the victim and the suspect, who are reported to be friends, got involved in an argument,” he said.

The man died in hospital.

The incident occurred on Saturday and the suspect was arrested on the same day.

He was expected to appear in the Lichtenburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, said Mokgwabone. - Sapa