Two children have had their backs allegedly slashed with a steel blade by a rival wife to their mother at Yaw-Golo, a farming community near Suhum in the Eastern region.
The rival identified as Vida inflicted deep blade wounds at the backs of the children after locking them up in her room. The victims are aged 7 and 8. The youngest of the victims narrating the ordeal to Star News’ Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah said ” We were playing around when she asked us to come for something. But when we got to the room, she asked us to turn our back. She then started inflicting wounds at our backs and we were bleeding, she later poured Akpeteshie (local gin) into the wounds”.
On her part, mother of the victims told Kojo “my children and my rival’s child were playing around but all of a sudden I heard the children crying. I thought maybe they were being given lenient punishment for a misconduct so I didn’t take it seriously. But she kept the children in her room for a long time before she unlocked the room, to my surprise I saw blood all over the children from blade wounds. When I confronted her, she just didn’t mind me”.
The Suhum Police have launched investigations into the matter.