Drunken man burns down house; attempted to kill wife

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By Fareeza Haniff

Bo Isbran in police custody at the scene. [iNews' Photo]
Bo Isbran in police custody at the scene. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – It was total chaos on Sunday evening (April 05) when a farmer decided to burn his house down and attempted to kill his wife at Phase One (last street), Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo.

The quiet evening turned disastrous for Christine Isbran, whose husband, Bo Isbran came home drunk and an argument between the two soon followed. According to eyewitnesses, the drunken man pulled a cutlass and attempted to slit his wife’s throat but fortunately, her eldest son stepped in and rescued her.

Some of the items saved from the burning. house. [iNews' Photo]
Some of the items saved from the burning. house. [iNews’ Photo]
Shortly after, the farmer locked himself inside the house, under the pretext that he was going to sleep, while his wife and others sat outside. They soon saw smoke emanating from the flat concrete building and Bo walking out with a gun in his hand.

According to reports, he hid the gun under some grass and sat on top of it. Neighbours reported that he uses the weapon for hunting. The house was destroyed and only some items were saved while firefighters arrived shortly after.

Firefighters did not manage to save the house. [iNews' Photo]
Firefighters did not manage to save the house. [iNews’ Photo]
When iNews arrived at the scene, Bo was in the back of a police vehicle, hurling expletives at those gathered, while his inconsolable wife was taken away from the scene by neighbours.

They have two children who live a short distance away, while Christine’s nephew was sharing the now destroyed house with them.

The destroyed house. [iNews' Photo
The destroyed house. [iNews’ Photo
Neigbours revealed that the two are known to be involved in arguments but it never escalated to such destruction.

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. The man warn the stupid woman not to go and bubble at no political party, but she still gone and bubble, so yhe arrogant man gone and drink up he rum and show she who is the boss. The Government fail to educate these men before they get married. In them other country they have to take counseling .

  2. The problem is deeper than rum.
    A total lack of respect and Godliness.
    A new mindset is needed.
    Religious leaders needs to step it up.

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