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The parents of a 24-year-old man whose life was cut short after a savage beating at a nightclub last week are trying to envision a world without their son — a world that neither of them was prepared to face.
“My son, our baby is gone,” said Ramdular Baboolall, father of Deosarran Ramdular, who was taken off life support this past weekend after sustaining severe brain damage allegedly at the hands of a bouncer outside a Richmond Hill nightclub last week. “There are no words to describe what I have heard and what I have seen.”
The heartbroken father saw his young son laid out on a hospital bed after a March 18 altercation at about 4:30 a.m. outside Club Moka, at 130-55 91st Ave. in Richmond Hill. Witnesses to the fight said the club’s bouncer, Kristian Sorbero, 26, repeatedly punched and kicked the victim in the face and head, causing multiple facial fractures, lacerations and bleeding that resulted in brain damage, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney’s office.
Sorbero was initially charged with assault and ordered held on $500,000 bail, but cops said the charges will likely increase since the victim has died.
This is not the first brush with the law for Sorbero, who was arrested on charges of assault and robbery outside of the same nightclub in early February. According to the criminal complaint in that case, Sorbero is accused of punching a man twice in the face and fracturing his jaw, then allowing another unnamed man to steal the victim’s wallet and cellphone.
A call to Club Moka went unanswered.
Baboolall said his son was always willing to help his parents, especially his mother, Lillawatee, with whom there was a special bond. While the earthly version of that bond was broken when the gut-wrenching decision was made to take Ramdular off life support, the victim’s parents said they would keep their son’s memory alive through Hindu prayer and remembrance.
To help that remembrance, his parents set up a memorial in the South Richmond Hill home where Ramdular grew up — a memorial that includes incense and a flame that will burn 24 hours a day for 12 days.
But not even the strength of their beliefs and the support of family was enough to help them come to terms with the fact that their youngest of two boys will not be coming home.
“His mother is suffering terribly,” said Baboolall. “There are no words to describe her pain and devastation.”
Lillawatee said her son was happy-go-lucky and was always willing to drive her to and from work.
“He was very attached to me,” she said. “It is so hard to say it out loud that he is apart from me. I miss him very much. He was so peaceful.”
As for the man charged with shattering that peace, Ramdular’s father said he would work daily with the Queens district attorney to make sure a proper punishment is exacted.
Now facing a life without his son, Baboolall was clear with his thoughts on Club Moka.
“It should be closed or burned to the ground. My son lost his life there,” he said. “All of the clubs around here are a problem. And that one should not be there anymore.”
Reach reporter Steve Mosco by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4546.
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