By Tracey Khan Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The charred remains of 48 – year – old Razan Ezgar of No 3 Village, West Coast Berbice was this morning (Friday, September 12), removed from his home by investigators in ‘B’ Division following a fire last night.
The man was reportedly of unsound mind and lived alone in the small cottage house, a few doors down from his other relatives.
According to investigators, the man was a heavy drinker and smoker who would walk the streets and talk to himself.
His neighbors reported seeing him yesterday around 16:30 hours; saying he seemed intoxicated.
Later that evening they reportedly saw smoke and flames emanating from his house and altered his brother who attempted, with other residents, to form a brigade to save the man, however, it was too late.
Investigators suspect that the fire was started by a burning cigarette.