Tuesday 7 July, 2020

65-year-old woman killed in home invasion

A  65-year-old woman is dead following a home invasion in Moruga on Friday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Merle Singh of Cachipe Village.

According to police reports, Singh was at her home with another male relative around 4.30 am Friday when they were awakened by two armed men.

The men had forced their way into the home and announced a hold-up.

However, police said that the two relatives initially protested, which led to one of the men shooting at them.

Singh was hit in this incident while the other relative was beaten about the body.

The assailants then stole several items before escaping.

An alarm was raised and the police were notified and officers of the Southern Division, under the supervision of Snr Sup Basdeo, responded.

Unfortunately, Singh succumbed to her injuries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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