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Young lady raped and killed at Kasoa

By Kwabena Owusu-Ampratwum

Gunmen have raped and shot dead a young lady at a guest house in Kasoa, Central region. The lady believed to be in her late twenties was left naked and drenched in a pool of her own blood after the incident. she could not survive and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

An eyewitness who spoke to PrimeNewsGhana said he and a brother heard repeated shouts for help from the neighboring property, which happened to be the guest house. They rushed there only to find the woman, believed to be the receptionist, lying naked.

The lady in agony managed to tell him that she had been raped by some unidentified men, who shot her after the act and fled.

"Because she was naked, I asked her where the clothes are, she directed me into a room, and I came back with a piece of clothe to cover her before my brother and I moved her to the hospital, she was breathing heavily on the way, but then all of a sudden the breathing stopped and she went cold, she was pronounced dead on arrival" he said.

It is unclear if the lady was a target or the victim of  armed robbery, which has for some time now been on the rise at the Kasoa and its environs.

Many residents have over the past months been living in fear of armed robbers and landguards who have been terrorising them without any effective intervention by the police to curb the situation.

The killing has been reported to the police at Kasoa and PrimeNewsGhana and investigations have begun.