Man dies from injuries after bouncer fight in South Richmond Hill

A memorial for Deosarran Ramdular, including incense and a flame, is set up inside his home. Photo by Christina Santucci
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A 24-year-old man who police allege was brutally beaten by a bouncer outside a South Richmond Hill club last week has died from his injuries.

Authorities said Deosarran Ramdular was taken off life support by his family over the weekend, less than one week after an early morning altercation with Kristian Sorbero, 26, outside of Club Moka at 130-55 91st Ave. in Richmond Hill left him brain dead.

Witnesses to the March 18 altercation at about 4:30 a.m. said Sorbero 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 cell phone.

A call to Club Moka went unanswered.

The victim’s mother and father, Lillawatee and Ramdular Baboolall, said they were in disbelief that the youngest of three boys would not be coming home.

“There are no words to describe what I have heard and what I have seen,” said Ramdular Baboolall. “He was a joyful, helpful kid.”

Reach reporter Steve Mosco by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4546.

Updated 9:46 pm, March 25, 2013
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Unknown says:
they should charge the bouncer with murder.
March 27, 2013, 7:21 am
Anonymous20 from Queens Village says:
He should be charged with voluntary manslaughter and should go away for life!
March 27, 2013, 10:22 am
Michael from Ozone park says:
They should charged the owner who hired him in the first place. What kind of background check does these guys go through?? It happened once already now someone is dead. I say charge the owner and close that place down. Alot of illegal things happen there and they will loose alot of customers because of this incident. Promoters stop promoting this club and clubs in our neighborhood. People are dying and parents are left heartbroken. Police dept need to do something ASAP
March 27, 2013, 7:07 pm
David from Brooklyn says:
They should never use force. Call the police to deal with the situation or at least restraint him until the police get there if its a bad situation. The club is also responsible because they employed the bouncer and he had an incident where he broke someone's jaw a month ago and was charged and still worked there. This shows the owner of the club doesn't care about his patrons but $$$$$$. Charge him too.
March 27, 2013, 7:18 pm
Tim from Bronx says:
This is not new to me, we see this everytime we step foot into a west indian night club. These bouncers sometimes get way more intoxicated than the patrons and instead of defusing a situation, they escalate it and cause more injuried and deaths. We need to bring awareness to situations like this immediately. Even if its video taping and youtubing them or just sharing it on fb. And then his parent(s) got the f'in nerve to say Deo attacked the so called gentle giant and Deo was the aggressor, seems to me like youre a dumb ass if you believe that story cause their son isnt the one dead rigt now, as he should be. (death penaly)
BOUNCERS JOB DESCRIPTION: A bouncer is a security professional who is employed by a nightclub, bar, event space or restaurant. He ensures his facility maintains legal compliance by not allowing minors into drinking establishment and turning away visitors who may be intoxicated. He also administers crowd control and breaks up any disturbances. oh and lets add, beat you to death and rob you of your possesions while you lay on the cold concrete.
The bouncer clubowner and who ever else had any part in this, should be arrested and chargerd with murder or accesory to murder!

March 27, 2013, 8:53 pm
Jessica from Ozone park says:
Shut the hell upcountry people don't know ——
March 31, 2013, 11:13 pm
Jessica from Ozone park says:
Shut the hell up you people don't know ——
March 31, 2013, 11:14 pm
Hema from Ozone Park says:
These places promotes nothing but harm to the young children in the neighborhood. They should be shut down. It is ruining the future of the children's life. The bouncer should be charged with murder. Gentle giant my foot. Someone's child lost his life. The owner of the club should be charged too. Those clubs in Richmond Hill should all be shut down and replaced with educational centers where children could learn things that would benefit them to become good citizens. Imagine I was looking through the facebook page of a mandir in the neighborhood and saw an advertisement for this death trap MOKA. How far are they going to ruin the youths life.
April 2, 2013, 8:46 am

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