A man identified as Kwaku Akese, 46, has hacked his wife, Ama Nyarkoa, with a machete after a misunderstanding ensued between them.
The incident occurred Sunday at Akyem Akroso near Akyem Oda in the Eastern Region.
The right hand of the woman is almost chopped off after the suspect inflicted two deep cuts at the upper and lower part of the hand. She also suffered deep cutlass wound on her back, Mouth, neck and buttocks.
The woman identified as Ama Nyarkoa, 32, is currently battling for her life at the Asamankese Government Hospital having been referred from the Oda Government Hospital.
The suspected husband has since absconded.
According to the mother to the victim, the misunderstanding between the couple started on Saturday after the woman defied orders of the husband not to attend a wedding ceremony.
The couple has six children.
Information gathered from the Asamankese Hospital indicates that the victim has been referred to the Regional Hospital in Koforidua for intensive care, however, the family is struggling to foot the medical bills and the Ghc400 ambulance cost.