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Attempted murder, arson and suicide rock East Bank Berbice

Police said they were probing an attempted murder and arson committed by a cane harvester who later committed suicide.

Police said that at about 20:50h. last night Sunday June 21, 2015, cane harvester Nandlall Ragnauth, 48 years, of Krotheraadt, EBB, went to the home of his reputed wife’s mother at No. 7 Village, WCB, where he broke into the home and attacked his reputed wife Hushmanie Rasheed, 28 years, with a knife.

Hushmanie Rasheed, her brother Devanand Tuldas, 21 years, and a friend Bharat Narine, 34 years, of No. 2 Village, WCB, were stabbed to their bodies during the incident.

Nandlall Ragnauth then set the house on fire, which was destroyed, and hung himself from a tree on the premises. The body is at the Fort Wellington Hospital Mortuary.

Hushmanie Rasheed and Bharat Narine were treated at the Fort Wellington Hospital, while Devanand Tuldas has been admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital.

Investigations are in progress.