A manhunt is on to arrest a yet-to-be-identified man said to have severed the left hand of a known mental patient at Nkronful Junction near Kojokrom, Takoradi.


Police say the incident happened on Saturday at about 4 pm, and initial investigation suggests the victim, a 44-year old mental patient fond of chasing people about with a cutlass, may have been overpowered by a man he had chased who decided to chop off his hand.

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Police say they found the bloodied unnamed victim sitting about five metres away from the severed hand and managed to take a photograph of him, however, he dashed into the bush when the police attempted to send him to the hospital.

A hot chase to get him failed, while a search party to rescue him also returned empty-handed.

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