Suspected arsonists attempted to burn down the office of UNC Councillor Richard Sukdeo, located in Cunupia, on Wednesday night.

According to a police report, councillor Richard Sukdeo said that at about 4 pm, he secured the office (located at LP#272 Southern Main Road, Cunupia) and left. At about 9 pm, Sukdeo was contacted and told that the building was on fire.

Police officers, along with fire officers, quickly responded on the scene.

Upon arrival at the scene, fire officers were able to extinguish the small blaze in time.

Police said fire officers saw that a window located to the western side of the building was broken and a burnt piece of cloth in a Carib bottle was seen in the interior of the building.  They also detected a strong scent of an accelerant.

The cost of the damages is yet to be ascertained.

Investigations are continuing.