Farmer Attempts Murder, Suicide –

Shock and misery
rocked Boneagya village, a farming community near Asisiriwa in the Bosomtwi
District of the Ashanti Region, on Saturday after a 60-year-old man hacked his
wife several times in an attempted murder and committed suicide subsequently.

Kwabena Amankwa, a
farmer, took the extreme step after he became jealous of a man who reportedly
came to look for his wife, Abena Diana, while the two had travelled to
Asisiriwa.

Kuntanase Police Station
officer Chief Inspector Aboagye Ansah said Abena Diana was hacked multiple
times by her husband, who had shown signs of frustration, anguish and
resentment, some of which took the form of extreme hostility towards the woman
prior to the incident.

He was harbouring hatred for the woman
after she served notice to divorce him. Kwabena Amankwa butchered her when she
went to the house to pack her personal belongings, the police officer narrated.

According to him, the woman was first
taken to St. Michael Hospital at Pramso and then to Komfo Anokye Teaching
Hospital for treatment, whilst the man, who initially fled, was later found
unconscious having taken in a poisonous substance.

Chief Inspector Aboagye said the 60-year-old man was rushed to St Michael Hospital, but succumbed to internal burns because of the poison.

From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi

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