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Youth beats mother, burns house

A man allegedly beat his mother and set their house ablaze at an East Coast Demerara village on Saturday, according to well-placed sources.

The wooden house was destroyed before fire fighters arrived on the scene at 671 Foulis Housing Scheme. They managed to prevent the the fire from spreading to a neighbouring wooden house.

No one was reported injured. Four persons are homeless, according to the sources.

Investigators are working on the theory that the alleged perpetrator is a drug addict.

A senior police officer told Demerara Waves Online News that the 19-year old man lit the house while his parents were at police station making a report against him.

He is believed to  be hiding in a nearby cane field.