Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Guyana: Woman dies after being set alight by son

Guyana Chronicle:-A 73-YEAR-OLD pensioner who was set alight by her alcoholic son on Christmas Day at their home succumbed to severe burns about her body at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) early Thursday morning.

Police blotter said the woman has been identified as Mengree Dahri called “Gladys” of Lot 143 Gale Street, Annandale, East Coast Demerara. The pensioner had been hospitalised since Christmas morning with severe burns about her body after her son allegedly set fire to the mattress on which she was resting. She succumbed to her injuries about 06:30hrs.

An investigation revealed that the victim and her 43 year-old-son (suspect) resided at the same dwelling house and on Christmas Day at about 10:00hrs a resident observed smoke emanating from the bottom flat of the two-storey house and on checking discovered the elderly woman on a bed which was engulfed in flames; with the assistance of public spirited persons she was evacuated and the fire extinguished.

The suspect who is in custody and is said to be an alcoholic has admitted to setting the fire. A post-mortem is expected to be done today.


Truck Driver ‘Unresponsive’ After Castries Accident

A truck driver was unresponsive after a 5 ton dump truck overturned in Ciceron, Castries, Monday, emergency officials say. According to the officials the accident...

Saint Lucia Records Best August Ever

Press Release:- The latest performance report for Saint Lucia is in and the record breaking streak in visitor arrivals to the acclaimed destination continues. According to...

Three Saint Lucian Cricketers Hoping To Suit Up For Super50 Cup

By Terry Finisterre Three Saint Lucian cricketers are hoping to suit up for defending champions, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, when that team begins its...

Beausejour Community Strengthens Its Neighborhood Watch Systems

Press Release:- On Saturday 12th October 2019, residents of Beausejour Gros Islet, in response to a recent vehicle theft and attempted arson case in Beausejour,...
We're moving from WhatsApp. Join Our New Notification ChannelJoin
+ +