Tragedy on the West Side
The incident occurred around two this morning. When this newscast got to the scene residents were tightlipped about the entire incident. They said the charred remains of a man identified as Jason was removed from the building this morning.
The police are reporting that their investigations revealed that a man entered the house through a window. A fight subsequently ensued between himself and Jason, an occupant of the house who he had knocked unconscious. He then set the building afire and escaped.
Three other occupants of the house suffered burns while Jason perished in the fire. According to the police a man was arrested and is in police custody assisting with the investigations.
Still on the West Demerara a woman was stabbed to death by a man she shared a relationship for a number of years. Dead is Rajkumarie Persaud of Hague West Coast Demerara. The incident occurred in broad day light Sunday morning at the home of the woman’s relatives. Her uncle told reporters that about three weeks prior to her death the man accused the woman of having an affair outside of their relationship. The man said on several occasions he counselled the couple.
He feels that jealousy was the cause for the man turning the knife on the woman. He recalled on one occasion the man threatened to take his life after saying things were getting overbearing.
The suspect in in police custody as the investigation continues.