People of Ekumfi Akwakrom in the Ekumfi district in the Central Region have been left in a state of fear and panic following the killing of a pregnant woman whose unborn baby was removed from her womb and one of its legs chopped off .

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According to the residents, the woman believed to be in her 40’s was not known in the neighborhood before her killing. She was only seen in the area on Thursday evening and residents suspected she must have visited someone in the neighborhood.

Some eyewitnesses are reported as saying that they saw the deceased on Thursday evening only for them to see her lifeless body early Friday morning around 6:00 am lying in a pool of blood. Her baby was placed beside her with one of its legs chopped off.

Some suspect she must have been killed by some ritualists who removed her unborn baby, others also believe she was knocked down and run over by a runaway driver.

Ekumfi Esuehyia Police have begun an inquiry to unfold the cause of the pregnant woman and her unborn baby’s death.