A 26-year-old man, Azumah Razak, has drowned in a galamsey pit at Kwahu Oframase in the Kwahu West Municipality of the Eastern Region.

Family of the deceased suspects someone intentionally killed their loved one though it appears he drowned.

Speaking in an interview with Adom News, some relatives of the deceased explained the remains of their beloved looked as though it had been used for human sacrifice.

Upon their suspicion, the family has demanded that the perpetrator of the alleged foul act is brought to justice.

The unfortunate incident has led to community youth unrest.

According to the youth, authorities, especially, the chief are to blame for the illegal mining activities in the community.

The youth destroyed some property of the illegal miners and have asked them to leave the community.

They warned that illegal miners will incur their wrath should they refuse to adhere to their caution.

Chief of Kwahu Oframase, Nana Afrifa Yamoah, has pleaded with the youth in the community to keep calm rather than resort to any violence. He said investigations will be carried out by authorities to unveil the truth.