Man Dies After Allegedly Being Beaten by Queens Bouncer, Family Says
QUEENS — A man brutally beaten last week at a popular Queens nightclub — allegedly by a bouncer accused of beating and robbing a patron there just weeks earlier — has died, according to his family.
Deosarran Ramdular, 24, an air conditioning technician and a student at APEX Technical School, died over the weekend after his family took him off life support.
"It's so hard for me," Ramdular's mother, Lillawatee Baboolall, 59, said sobbing at her home Monday. "He was a loving son, caring for me, always by my side."
The victim was assaulted March 18 about 4:45 a.m. after getting into a fight with bouncer Kristian Sorbera, 27, outside of the Moka Night Club on 91st Avenue in Richmond Hill, according to cops.
Sorbera repeatedly kicked and punched Ramdular in the face and head, causing multiple facial fractures, cuts and severe brain damage, according to the Queens DA's office.
After the assault, Ramdular — unconscious and in critical condition — was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, cops said.
''It was unimaginable," said his dad, Ramdular Baboolall, 62, fighting back tears. "He had cuts all over. His eyes were so swollen you could barely see.
"I couldn't stand watching it.''
Ramdular was declared brain dead on Friday and taken off life support on Sunday, his family said.
"He was a momma's boy," the victim's grieving dad told DNAinfo. "He'd play around here, watch television and joke. He liked video games. He played basketball with his friends. He watched a lot of sports.''
Sorbera's family, who described Kristian as a "gentle giant," countered that Ramdular and his friends were the aggressors, waiting for Sorbera for over an hour after getting kicked out of the club and then jumping him.
"They were looking for him," Kristian's brother, a teary-eyed Robert Sorbera, 29, told DNAinfo at the family home on Parsons Boulevard. "He was just scared. He defended himself."
Robert added that Kristian didn't realize how badly Ramdular was hurt and that he turned himself in to police after finding out Ramdular was in the hospital.
Ramdular, his parents said, went to APEX Technical School and worked as a heating and air conditioning technician.
He wanted to start his own air conditioning business one day, they said.
''He had all the motivation. He just never got the opportunity," his father said.
The victim, his dad said, "was always friendly.''
''I don't think he would get into problems with anyone," he added.
Kristian Sorbera, who lives in Flushing, was arrested on March 19 and charged with assault as well as an assault and robbery on a club patron last month.
In that case, he and another man allegedly punched a club-goer in the face, fracturing the victim's jaw, and took his wallet and cellphone, according to the DA's office.
According to the criminal complaint, Sorbera also kicked the victim in the chest and said to the other attacker, "Do what you have to do."
Robert Sorbera countered that the club-goer was attacking another bouncer and that Kristian just helped to escort him out of the club once he was subdued by other security guards.
Sorbera was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail on Monday. The assault charges against him could be upgraded.
Funeral services for Ramdular are planned for Thursday.
The victim's father said that he was planning to take legal action against club.
A phone call to the club Monday was forwarded to an answering service. The operator said that the club was closed for Passover and that no one was available for comment.