Husband sets Crabwood Creek home on fire

A man is now in Police custody after allegedly setting his Crabwood Creek, East Berbice, Corentyne, home houseablaze. The Lot 146 Grant 2767, Crabwood Creek two-storied house was set ablaze on Thursday morning following an argument between the perpetrator, Sookraj Seepaul and his wife, Nalinie Seepaul.
According to reports, the couple were involved in an argument which became violent, forcing Nalini to seek refuge in a bedroom to avoid further confrontation.
Upon seeing this, Sookraj left the home for a nearby rum shop where he consumed alcohol.
This publication was told that upon his return to the premises, he enquired about his wife’s whereabouts as the woman had fled the home during his absence.
An eyewitness related that after noticing that his wife was not at home, he took her clothing and set them on fire on the street in front of the home.
“He start screaming out she name and he run inside and he bring out more clothes and go back inside an bring out a set of thing an throw dem in the fire: the chair set, mattress, TV, the music set that she did buy, and bun all up. We call she son and when he come, the man chase he with a cutlass,” the eyewitness informed.
Sookraj was seen by neighbours in the house moments before smoke began emanating from the building.
The fire service was alerted while neighbours formed a bucket brigade in an effort to extinguish the fire which, according to one eyewitness, was apparently being fuelled by a chemical.
Upon receipt of the news of what was occurring at her home, Nalini fell unconscious.
The husband was later arrested and taken into custody.
An investigation into the matter has been launched.

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