A 41-year-old man succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Tuesday morning after he was badly beaten with a piece of wood during a rum shop brawl on Sunday.Balwan Ramsarran, called “Fry”, a father of two, was allegedly the victim of a revenge attack.The incident reportedly occurred around 17:30h as Ramsarran was consuming alcohol at a rum shop in the Herstelling Squatting Area. He was approached by a well-known group of young men, who would usually taunt him whenever he was drunk. However, he refused to be bullied and as such, got into an argument with the group.The dead man’s sister related 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.Guyana Times was told that Ramsarran was approached by the assailant while outside of the shop.The man reportedly approached the now deceased, but it was still unclear what was said between the two. The man proceeded to dealt Ramsarran several blows about his body.The perpetrator, known as Kishan, reportedly dropped the piece of wood and made good his escape.Ramsarran fell to the ground in an unconscious state, but was later picked up and rushed to the Diamond Hospital by his teenage daughter, who was called to the scene.As a result of the seriousness of his injuries, he was later transferred to Georgetown Public Hospital.According to his relative, Devnan Winters, the now dead man never regained consciousness.Winters said after speaking with the rum shop owner who witnessed what transpired, he was told that the assailant just went to the premises, approached Ramsarran and started to beat him with the piece of wood.“She told me that before she could even react, the man did what he had to do and he escaped,” he stated.Winters added that it seemed as if Ramsarran and Kishan had some old grievance which the family did not know about.The sister of the deceased, Parbattie Ramsarran said after her brother was transferred to Georgetown Hospital, they were told by doctors that he was declared brain dead as a result of his injuries.She added that after inspecting her brother, she noticed that he received injuries to his head, to his temple, his stomach and his neck. He was also said to be profusely bleeding from his nose and mouth.The grieving woman told this publication that when she first saw her brother, she was shocked to see his condition.“When I saw him, I started to scream because all over his body was bandaged up and he had tubes all over, so I started to holler down.”The family of Ramsarran is calling for justice as the assailant is known to be a troublemaker in the area.The Police have since launched a manhunt to capture the perpetrator.
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