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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Source: GNA

Man stabs step-daughter for denying him sex

Ashaiman, Aug 17, GNA – A 46-year old polytank repairer is in the grips of the Ashaiman Police for attempting to rape his step daughter and in the process stabbed her in the left eye for denying him sex.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Christine Yevunoo, the Ashaiman Divisional Co-ordinator of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), told the GNA on Tuesday that the repairer, Kwabena Twum, lives together with her 22-year-old step daughter and her mother in a chamber and hall apartment at Zenu near Ashaiman.

On July 14 while the mother was asleep in the chamber, the suspect attempted to rape the victim in the hall but when she resisted him, he took a broken bottle and stabbed her in the left eye.

The suspect went into hiding for five weeks but the police arrested him yesterday at the Ashaiman main lorry station when he was trying to board a vehicle.

Mr Yevunoo said the suspect admitted the offence and that a medical report from the Tema General Hospital showed that the victim has been blinded in the left eye due to the stabbing.