A 55-year-old man on Saturday, hacked his 50-year-old wife to death, inflicted cutlass wounds on their 7-year-old grandson and reportedly committed suicide at Takpo in the Kaleo-Nadowli District of Upper West Region.
The lifeless body of Joseph Kundiasu was found in a bush where the incident happened.
The suspect was on the run in the early hours of Saturday morning because residents were on a hunt for him.
Joy News correspondent, Rafiq Sallam, reported that a close member of the family told him he (family member) was greeted with the sad news around 3 am Saturday, when one his stepmothers came knocking on his door in tears.
The family member said together with his stepmother, they went to the house of the now deceased man to find the gruesomely hacked body of the woman, Fugluuma Kundiasu lying lifeless on the floor close to the door.
There were multiple cutlass wounds on the head, neck and back of the woman as she lay dead in a pool of blood.
The 7-year-old grandson of the couple who was standing by the lifeless body of his mother also had cutlass a wounds on his forehead.
The little boy and his deceased grandmother were then rushed to the Wa Regional Hospital, on a tricycle.
Rafiq Sallam was told by family members the couple had a problem in the past but it was resolved. The family members are therefore baffled at what might have triggered the bloodbath.
The body of deceased woman was then deposited at the Wa Regional Hospital morgue, while the 7-year-old boy is receiving treatment.
Before the man could explain the reasons for his cutlass wrath, he was also found dead, in what residents suspect was suicide.
Warning: Gory image below.