Eighteen-year-old girl commits suicide

noose.jpgAn 18-year-old senior high school dropout, Akua Rose, was at the
weekend found hanging inside a corn mill structure at Babianeha in the
Jaman South District.

A
close relative of the deceased who declined to mention his name told
the Ghana News Agency that the family suspected foul play.

He
said a day before the incident a quarrel ensued between the deceased
and Nana Yaa Saa, queen mother of the town and her three children.

The
relative said the queen mother and her children accused the deceased of
being a harlot and that she had prepared a meal for Nana Yaa Saa’s son
“to win him and his money”, an accusation the deceased refuted.

“Being
provoked beyond her limit, the deceased invoked curses on the queen
mother and her children in the name of the three shrines in the area”,
the relative said.

He said both the queen mother and the
deceased’s mother intervened for the curses to be revoked but Nana Yaa
Saa and her children felt peeved “because the deceased used filthy and
abusive language against them”.

“In the process of revoking
the curse, another fight ensued between them during which the queen
mother beat up the deceased mercilessly and warned her to be wary of an
impending calamity”, the relative said.

The police have arrested but granted police enquiry bail to the queen mother and her three children.

Source: GNA