An elderly couple perished in a deadly blaze last night after bandits set fire to their Good Hope home on the East Bank of Essequibo.
According to the reports of neighbors, bandits reportedly invaded the home of the Essequibo rice farmers around midnight on Sunday.
The dead couple has been identified only as Jamila and Munair.
They reportedly locked themselves in a room to escape the terror of the bandits.
Residents said they were awaken by the sound of gunshots. It is believed that the men set fire to the home before making their escape. Persons tried to assist the couple who had been trapped in the tightly grilled room and screamed for help.
Their efforts were futile as the fire quickly consumed the partly wooden home. The community has been thrown in a state of shock over the attack and killing.