An employee of the elderly couple that was burnt to death in their Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home on Sunday night is presently in police custody where he is being grilled in relation to the matter.
INews was told that the person in police custody is a staff of the dead rice farming couple and he is assisting with investigations.
However, at this point in time as the investigation continues, police sources say it would be premature to determine the real motive behind the burning to death of the couple in their home.
Residents of the Good Hope community were plunged into mourning, when 75-year-old Mohamed Munir and his 69-year-old wife Jamila, were burnt to death during a brazen attack by gunmen on Sunday night.
Persons rushed to save the husband and wife, as the two screamed for help from persons to rescue them from the deadly blaze. However, despite the efforts of neighbours and other residents of the community, the trapped couple could not have been saved since their house which was engulfed in flames was heavily grilled.
Reports are the duo locked themselves in a room in their bid to hide from the gunmen. It is believed that this may have angered the attackers which prompted them to set the house on fire while the elderly couple was still inside.