A 58-year-old man committed suicide after killing his wife and inflicting multiple machete wounds on his grandson at Takpo in the Upper West Region last Saturday.
The man, Joseph Kundiaso, was found dead in the bush 200 metres from Takpo in the Nadowli-Kaleo District after the incident.
Earlier, he had inflicted machete wounds on Foloma Kundiaso, his wife. She died when she was being sent to the Wa Regional Hospital for treatment.
The police are yet to establish the motive behind the action of the man who, according to reports, had been happily married to his wife.
Briefing the Daily Graphic in Wa, the acting Upper West Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Edward Nyamekye, said the Assembly Member for Takpo, Mr Paul Sewudai, had reported the incident to the police.
He said shouts from Sebastian Kundiaso, Kundiaso’s grandson, attracted neighbours, who went to the aid of Foloma and Sebastian, but Foloma died on the way to the hospital.
Sebastian, who suffered serious injuries, is currently receiving treatment at the Wa Regional Hospital.
Mr Nyamekye said the suspect, after the act, bolted from the house and a search party later found him dead in a bush about 200 metres away from the village.
Preliminary investigations, according to Mr Nyamekye, revealed that Kundiaso had taken a substance suspected to be poison.
Kundiaso’s and his wife’s bodies have since been deposited at the Wa Regional Hospital morgue.