19-Year-Old SHS Girl Dies After Botched Abortion

19-Year-Old SHS Girl Dies After Botched Abortion

A 19-year-old girl who was seven months pregnant, died following a botched abortion.

The girl is a student of the Obrakyire Senior High Technical School in the Central region.

The incident came to light after she had been sent for treatment after taking a medicine which her 28-year old boyfriend, Victor Atila allegedly gave her.

The victim, Edina Ashabie died at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital.

According to the Awutu Breku District Police Commander ASP Johnson Hessey, the girl was sent to Awutu Bontrase clinic for treatment when she fell sick, but she was she then referred to Agona Swedru Government Hospital when her condition deteriorated.

She was, however, pronounced dead on arrival.

Her parents believe her death was caused by an attempted abortion and they allege her boyfriend gave her the medicine to abort the pregnancy.

Meanwhile, the suspect has being arrested to assist in investigation whiles the police wait for postmortem to ascertain the cause of death.


credit: Emmanuel Tornyi

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