Residents of a town in the Kwaebibirem district of the Eastern region are in a state of shock following the mysterious death of a 13-year-old son of a church leader after he set a Bible belonging to his father ablaze.
According to the reports, the deceased whose previous threat to burn the Bible was ignored, carried out his plan when his parents were away having complained that his they were not making enough time for him.
He is said to have collapsed as soon as he set the Holy book on fire and residents believe thunder might have struck the young boy down killing him instantly.
Father of the boy, Opoku Afriyie confirmed the incident in an interview with Accra-based Joy FM: “I received a distress call from my wife informing me that our son had died. I came home to meet his lifeless body with my burning bible by his side.
“My son had always complained we were not making enough time for him but I’m a church leader and I cannot shirk my responsibility to the church and God’s work”, he added.
The grieving father said although he did not take his son’s request serious, he believes his untimely death was caused by evil spirits.
A neighbour of the family indicated that the boy’s father had complained that, “for the past week the boy has been using pages from the bible as a toilet paper and has been punished severally for the act but he refused to stop. His parents complained about this many times.
Resident of the town say they are happy as they fear a calamity could befall their community.