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Father of 10 succumbs to injuries from attack

Sherwin Hodge

Forty-two-year-old Sherwin Hodge, who was confronted and beaten by another man early Saturday morning, died shortly after midday yesterday in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown hospital.

Hodge, a father of ten of Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara, was hospitalised and in critical condition after the incident and relatives had been prepared for the worst as doctors had told them that he would likely succumb to his injuries.

Stabroek News understands that the attacker had pulled Hodge off of his bicycle just after he had crossed the Demerara Harbour Bridge and proceeded to hit him in his head with two bricks. The attacker, who is now in police custody was once involved with Hodge's reputed wife, relatives had told this newspaper.

Hodge's brother Allister said the attacker observed his brother riding across the bridge and decided to disembark the minibus he was in and ambush him. As Hodge was about to pass the man, he attacked him and only stopped the abuse after a passing police officer intervened.

At the same time Hodge's reputed wife, who was travelling in a minibus observed what had happened and disembarked at the scene. On seeing the woman the attacker ran away but was subsequently arrested in Georgetown. The woman had told this newspaper that the attacker constantly harassed her and that she had reported it to the police. She had also alleged that the man was being protected by his relatives in the police force, adding that this may have been why he brazenly attacked Hodge.