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Police in Guyana have detained three people in connection with the double-murder of an Indian-origin businessman and his wife in the South American nation.
A bodyguard and a handyman are among the three people detained in connection with the murders of Totaram Mootoo and his wife Bhagmattie here May 10, Kaiteur News reported Friday.
The couple had died in an explosion in their house at the Turkeyen area of the city early that day.
The report cited detectives as saying that the family must have known the perpetrators as they were allowed insid the house the previous night.
After brutally beating up Moottoo, 54, and Bhagmattie, 48, the killers made Moottoo lie beside his wife with his hands duct-taped behind his back.
Then they arranged a gas cylinder to explode with the couple in the room.
According to the police, the couple died of extensive burns, smoke inhalation and blunt trauma.
According to the report, the detained bodyguard was close to Moottoo and the handyman did odd jobs for the family.
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