Land of Canaan man dies after alleged beating by ‘group of bullies’
A 41-year-old father, this morning, succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was allegedly attacked and beaten by a group of young men, in Herstelling on Easter Monday afternoon.
Dead is Balwan Ramsarran, a joiner, who resides at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara.
Based on reports received, Ramsarran was imbibing at a rum shop in the Herstelling Squatting Area when he was approached by a well-known group of young men who would usually rob him whenever he was drunk.
However, on the day in question, at around 17:30hrs, when the men approached him, he refused to be bullied and as such got into an argument with the group.
The dead man’s sister related to INews that one of the young men from the group left his friends arguing with the victim but subsequently returned with a piece of wood.
Ramsarran was reportedly dealt several lashes across his head and body and left on the road to bleed.
The deceased’s teen daughter recalled that she was at home in Herstelling when the man who allegedly hit her father with the wood shouted “me done kill he. Go see he dead!”
Upon reaching the scene, the young lady and her relatives reportedly took the man who was bleeding profusely, to the Diamond Diagnostic Center and he was subsequently transferred to the GPHC where he was said to be “brain dead.”
This morning, at around 05:00hrs, the victim’s relatives were informed that he had succumbed.
INews understands that Ramsarran and his wife have been separated for some time, but lived well. He moved away to Land of Canaan while his wife resides in Herstelling with the two children. However, on weekends, the now dead man would visit his children and take money for them.
Investigations are continuing into the matter. (Ramona Luthi)