Thousands today paid their last respects to the elderly couple that was burnt to death in their Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), home on Sunday night during a brazen attack by armed men.
At a huge funeral service today, 75-year-old Mohamed Munir and his 69-year-old wife Jamila, were both hailed by all the speakers for their humility, kindness and their sterling contributions made over many decades to the development of Region Three’s agriculture sector and the country as a whole.
Many persons who spoke, including Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo and leaders of the Muslim community in Guyana, expressed shock and horror at the brutal manner in which the two respected elders lost their lives. They also issued a strong call for the authorities to do what is necessary to bring the perpetrators of this barbaric act to justice.
Pandemonium broke out when neighbours got news that the couple was being attacked by gunmen. Many persons rushed out to rescue the husband and wife when they noticed that their house was engulfed in flames. However, despite relentless efforts, the trapped couple who were screaming for help, could not have been saved since their house 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. INews will provide more detailed report on the funeral service and the progress of the investigation into the matter soon. (Photos by Irfaan Ali)