A 21-year-old woman, Sarah Aduako, died a few hours after being seized, beaten and raped by an unidentified man at Kronom Botantia near Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional Capital, at about 8pm on Monday, September 24, 2018.
The deceased, the first of seven children, who is a bridal stylist apprentice, had closed from work at Breman Abusuakuruwa and was returning home when her assailant assaulted her, leading to her untimely death.
Janet Fosua, mother of Sarah, who briefed DAILY GUIDE said tearfully that her late daughter left the house for work healthy in the morning of that fateful day.
She said at about 9pm, the young lady returned home half-naked, looking exhausted and depressed with bruises on her right hand and a swollen neck.
When questioned, she told her mother that on her way home at the Kronom Botantia area the unidentified man proposed love to her, demanded her phone number and started making moves to sexually assault her.
Sensing danger, young Sarah decided to flee amidst screams for help, but the nameless hoodlum dragged her to an uncompleted building where he purportedly raped her after a long struggle, leaving her unconscious in the dark.
Madam Janet Fosua claimed that Sarah regained consciousness about 30 minutes later before she got home where she vomited and oozed blood through her nostrils.
She was rushed to the Hilltop Hospital at Kronom Cementmu for medical attention, but was later referred to the Emergency Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
Sarah’s body has since been deposited at the KATH morgue pending autopsy.
Meanwhile, the Afrancho Police who were called to the scene have commenced investigations into the matter. At the scene, the deceased’s dress and purse were found which can help the police in their investigations.