Son charged for allegedly killing father’s patient

first_imgOgle fatal beatingThe son of an Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD) doctor was remanded to prison on Tuesday morning over the fatal beating of one of his father’s patients.Neilson Sinclair, 29, of Lot 8 Temple Street, Ogle, appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the indictable murder charge, which states that he killed Hazrat Shaffie.The accused will make his next court appearance on March 23, 2018 for report.Shaffie, 46, of Lot 114 Fifth Street, Industry, ECD, was last Friday beatenDeceased: Hazrat Shaffieunconscious by the defendant, who is an alleged drug addict, and succumbed on Monday morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital from the injuries sustained without regaining consciousness.The father of four had travelled to Ogle, to collect his medication from Dr Nelson Sinclair’s Clinic, when he was attacked while leaving.Asif Shaffie, one of the dead man’s brothers, explained that when he heard about his brother’s beating on Friday evening, he went to the home of the doctor to enquire, and was told who attacked his now dead brother.“The father told me that his son violently dealt some blows in my brother head on the road, and although he tried to intervene, he was attacked by his son,” the grieving man stated.It is believed that as the late Shaffie was proceeding towards his car some time about 20:00h after collecting the medication, he was grabbed, dragged along the roadway, and beaten.An eyewitness had related that the drug addict was shouting, “Me want back me money!” Efforts to restrain Sinclair were futile as Shaffie was already slipping into unconsciousness.After some time, the perpetrator reportedly walked away from the scene briefly, but returned and continued to thrash the defenceless man. Upon hearing the commotion, Dr Sinclair came out and attempted to block his son, but he, too, the eyewitness said, was attacked.Guyana Times understands that no one went to the aid of the injured man, since the residents were all afraid of the perpetrator.This publication also understands that the violent behaviour exhibited by the suspect is a norm, and it was not the first time he has physically assaulted someone.Meanwhile, a post-mortem performed on the victim’s body has determined that his demise was a result of shock and haemorrhage due to the blows he had received to his head. Hazrat Shaffie was laid to rest on Monday afternoon, in accordance with Muslim rites.last_img

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