Update: Essequibo man commits suicide after burning down house

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[www.inewsguyana.com] – The police have recovered the body of Patrick Seepaul, who was accused of burning down his reputed wife’s house in Zorg, Essequibo Coast.

According to the police, it is suspected that Seepaul committed suicide by ingesting poison after setting the house on fire with his wife, Tameshwarie Narharry inside.

iNews  reported on Wednesday that the 51 – year – old woman is battling for her life in the Georgetown Public Hospital after suffering first degree burns in the fire.

According to reports, the woman was asleep in the front bedroom of the concrete and wooden building she was renting when the fire started at around 5:00h on Wednesday, October 23.

Reports indicate that Narharry’s 15 – year – old daughter was awaken by her mother’s screams. According to the teen, when she ran out from her room she saw her mother on fire. She raised an alarm and residents rendered their assistance.

iNews understands that the woman’s reputed husband, Seepaul purchased gasoline early Tuesdayand allegedly doused the front room and around the building with the highly flammable substance before setting the front room ablaze where the woman was sleeping. Residents noted that when the fire started, Seepaul escaped on a motorcycle.

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