The Guyana Police Force has launched an intensive probe into the shocking death of a West Coast Berbice woman who was reportedly burnt alive after bandits set her Bath Settlement home on fire when they fled the scene.
The incident is said to have occurred around 3:50 hrs this morning at Plantation Bath in West Berbice. Inews understands that Anita Bethune and her son were at home when the bandits attacked. The mother and son duo were badly beaten, with the son reportedly sustaining several chop wounds to his body. The bandits escaped with cash and other valuables. In a barbaric move, however, the bandits set the house on fire before they fled with the mother and son still trapped inside. The injured son managed to escape but his mother perished in the blaze. Inews will bring you more on this breaking story as details emerge.