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The Informer
29th July 2011, 07:49 PM
A 45-year-old mother of seven has allegedly committed suicide by hanging at Jachie, near Lake Bosumtwi in the Ashanti Region. The body of the deceased, Afia Dufie, was found with a sponge around her neck in an uncompleted room in her family house around 5 a.m on Wednesday. .

Her tongue was protruding when the body was found, while her legs were in a kneeling position.

Incidentally, the husband of the deceased, Papa Gyau, had died two weeks earlier and family sources indicated that Dufie was to meet her deceased husband's family near Kumasi, the same day she allegedly committed suicide to arrange for the burial and final funeral rites.

Her body has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

A family source told the Daily Graphic that around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, the deceased, who lived in a single room apartment with her children, told the children that she was going to the lavatory.

However, after waiting for some hours without her returning, the children decided to investigate her whereabouts.

It said when the children went to the lavatory in the house, they did not see their mother, a development that made them quite apprehensive.

The source said in the course of their investigations, the children found Dufie's body in the uncompleted room with the sponge around her neck.

According to the source, the deceased had seven children with her late husband, with the youngest being about seven years.





Source: Daily Graphic/Ghana