Man, wife suffer burns after son sets house ablaze

A man and his wife suffered burns about their bodies after their son set their Enmore North, East Coast Demerara home ablaze late Friday night during an argument.

Up to press time, the suspect remained at large.

A police press release yesterday said that they were investigating a report of arson that occurred around 23:00 hours during which a two-storey wooden and concrete house owned by Osman Mohamed was destroyed by fire.

Investigations have revealed that Mohamed and his son Deonarine Mohamed had an argument during which it is alleged that the son threw gasoline around the house and set it on fire.

The blaze was subsequently extinguished by the Guyana Fire Service.

The elder Mohamed and his wife Gaitree Dhanraj who suffered burns about their bodies during the incident have since been admitted as patients to the Georgetown Hospital.

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