Trinidad: Rum bottle attack at birthday party ends in death

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – AN argument during a birthday party time led to the death of a Princes Town man last Thursday.

Roshan Ramdial, 40, of Railway Reserve Road, died at hospital a day after he was struck on the head with a puncheon bottle.

The man who allegedly struck the fatal blow is in police custody.

Ramdial attended a lime at a neighbour’s house when he and the suspect – who is a distant relative of his – began to argue.

The suspect, a 32-year-old man, allegedly grabbed a glass bottle and struck Ramdial on the head.

Ramdial was taken to the Princes Town District Health Facility. However, he discharged himself and went home that evening without treatment.

The next day he experienced pain and went to the San Fernando General Hospital, where he died.

An autopsy found that he died of blunt force craniocerebral trauma. The suspect was detained that evening by officers of the Princes Town CID.

He was handed over to investigators of Homicide Region III and was questioned about the incident.

Police was expected to take the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for instructions on whether a charge will be laid against the suspect.

Ramdial was expected to be given his final rites on Wednesday.

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