Police on Sunday said they were investigating the brutal stabbing death of 72-year-old Mahaicony farmer Deoroop Sieuchand. The elderly man was left to die in his home as his wife was also badly beaten by bandits who invaded their home on Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
A 10-year-old child who was also in the house escaped the wrath of the bandits by hiding in a cupboard in the house.
The incident has renewed questions about the crime situation in the country and calls for the Police force to step up its presence in a number of communities that have become clear targets for criminals and criminal activities.
Last week, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee announced that during this year, police officers will be exposed to more training to boost their investigative skills.