Family mourns son’s death

A memorial for Deosarran Ramdular, including incense and a flame, is set up inside his home. Photo by Christina Santucci
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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 or by phone at 718-260-4546.

Updated 12:31 am, March 29, 2013
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Fedup from Richmond Hill queens says:
Its so sad that this young man lost his life to a person who was suppose to protect people. The bouncers at these club swear they are like Police officers. Its the same situation at all the West Indian clubs in Queens. Maracas night club in Jamica is known for their bouncers doing the same thing, beating people up! There's always a problem there. If you buy a bouncer a drink or do favors for them, you can probably get away with almost anything. The police department should really probe these clubs to see what really goes on in there. Under age drinking is also a key factor. I refuse to go to any of those club, and this is a perfect example.
March 28, 2013, 6:14 am
concerned citizen from richmond hill says:
i also agree this is a very sad situation , and anyone from this neighborhood knows MOKA was a disaster waiting to happen, this is a perfect example of poor management and no consideration for rules and regulations much less the law . i ve also attended Maracas club which has been in business for as long as i could remember , and have never seen or heard of any type of incident anywhere close to those alegations in the above comment. there are many bars in our neighborhood some better than others . however the bottom line is how they are operated ,and the crowd that patronizes these different establishments
its unfortunate that a person has lost their life when with proper guidelines and policing this could of possibly been avoided .
March 29, 2013, 1:09 am
VashD from South Ozone Park says:
Deepest sympathies to the family and friends , beyond sad.
Moka needs to shut down , they are obviously not safe nor do they have rules.
March 30, 2013, 6:32 pm
Aliea from Ozone Park says:
SAD! SAD! SAD! How heart breaking is this? My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of this guy. I was reading another article where the boucer mother was saying " i am trying to cope with the situation of my son, its very hard on me, I cant sleep at nite ... i wish if i can say to her face listen lady at least you can still see your son...the parents of this young man that your son killed can never see their son ever again... I would love to see this guy get the highest penelity ever... He is a MURDERER... A bouncer suppose to protect people at the club... Kristian Sorbero you are a MURDERER and you should ROT in HELL... GOD will take care of you... What you have done to some else's brother huh... you have a brother too and guess what..."KARMA IS A ——"
April 1, 2013, 2:16 pm
Shut it down! from Ozone Park says:
NYPD needs to raid all these West Indian nightclubs! West Indians don't know how to run these kind is businesses. They think they do but their all unprofessional ——s. It is so sad to see such a young life lost for no reason necessary. My prayers go out to his parents and rest of his family. West Indians don't care for the safety of their customers they just want money money money. Cops need to go ham on these ——s and trust me if the cops do that all these nightclubs will be shut down. These Dumass coolie people don't learn I swear. Wtf is in their curry powder yo. Immature Dumasses I swear. Go to school get some knowledge don't dress like whores and hood rats and attend these places it's no good. Shut these pathetic places down!
Dec. 7, 2015, 12:13 am
rose from ozone park says:
This bouncer tried to beat my husband up a couple years back at cabana bar and lounge. He doesnt deserve to live out the rest of his life. I really think people likw this need to be thrown into the crowd full of people and get what they deserve. Rot away sorbero!
March 8, 2016, 2:33 pm

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