Zeelugt man critical after being repeatedly stabbed to face


first_imgRon “Otsey” RodriquezA 29-year-old man of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), is battling for his life after he was repeatedly stabbed to his face under circumstances currently unknown.Ron “Otsey” Rodriquez was discovered laying on the roadway in the vicinity of Cinderella Park on the evening of Monday last.His mother, Rosita Singh, on Friday said that her son went out with several family members at Cinderella Park.However, as the group was about to leave, Rodriguez stayed back to hang with his friend who had just shown up.Sometime later, Singh said a family friend visited her at home, informing that her son was killed.After making contact with the police, the woman rushed to the scene of the crime where she discovered her son on the roadway, with his face badly disfigured.Upon inspection, she realised that her son was still breathing and as such, he was immediately rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital. He was later transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital and then the Georgetown Public Hospital where he is said to be in a “coma-like” state.According to Singh, doctors have informed her that her son received a blunt force trauma to the back of his head after which he was stabbed multiple times to his face.The blunt force trauma and stabbing have caused a part of his brain to be severely damaged.“They stabbed up his whole face, only his face. The doctors say the lash in his head fracture the nostril and all the stab wounds fractured his left side face, kill half of his brain so that even if he recovers, he is a vegetable…and you know how that is” Singh cried.The mother of eight revealed that unconfirmed reports are that Rodriguez may have gotten in the middle of a fight which caused his injuries.She explained that friends of the miner told her that a fight broke out which prompted the group that Rodriguez was a part of to leave the park.His mother is pleading for justice to be served.“I want justice for me son, justice, ow man that is the best son I got, people know he so good, he don’t disrespect elders its always aunty and uncle even if he don’t know you, ask neighbours, look it have the neighbours upstairs crying tears, stranger because he was such a good boy…I need justice. The police them ain’t doing anything, is only today (Friday) since we put out the story to the media that we get one call to go down to the station and this thing happened since Monday,” Singh cried.An investigation has been launched.last_img

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