Suspects detained for further 72 hours

first_imgThe five persons who were arrested in connection with the horrendous murder of prominent rice farmers Bibi and Mohammed Munir will be further detained by Police for questioning as the probe into the matter intensifies.On Thursday, investigators were granted a 72-hour extension to the legal 72-hour detention period.Bibi Munir, 70, and her husband, Mohammed, 77, of Lot 16 Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), were burnt to death after bandits set their house on fire following a suspected botched robbery on April 17.Reports indicate that among those arrested are the late couple’s handyman and Winston Sherlock, called “Quarters”, who was wanted for the abduction of Windsor Forest businessman Tazim Gafoor.Accompanied by his Attorney, Sherlock turned himself in to the Leonora Police Station on Tuesday.Eyewitnesses recounted that on the night of the incident which occurred around 23:00h, numerous gunshots were heard.Upon investigation, residents realised that the house was being rapidly consumed by the blazing fire and the couple, trapped inside the grilled room that they had locked themselves into when the bandits had invaded their home, were desperately screaming for help.However, neighbours were too late to render assistance.last_img read more