A Sarrot man is currently nursing several injuries to his head and other parts of his body, after he was attacked by a group of 8 people with stones at around 4 a.m. Saturday.
Emanasa Ferdinand, alias Eman, 27, had just gotten off work and went home to change, to head to a spot called ‘Sandra,’ where there is usually a fete on the weekends, when he was attacked.
The man’s sister, Ella (only name given), told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Sunday that Ferdinand was attacked by five men and three women, who live in the same street as he.
“He was attacked with stones to the head and body. He was left for dead. He was transported to Victoria Hospital via the ambulance,” she explained.
Ella said her brother never got a chance to defend himself, and she is happy it happened that way, because he was outnumbered and his attackers didn’t stop until he quit moving.
“I guess they presumed he was dead,” she remarked.
Ferdinand suffered several lacerations to the head, two broken fingers, and torn tissues on his shoulder.
Asked if her brother had issues with anyone, Ella said he doesn’t, and she does not know what may have motivated the attack. However, she did admit that he had a past, but it’s been years since he has gotten himself in any trouble.
“He settled down with a nice girl, and is a great step-dad,” she said.
Ella told SNO that while Ferdinand is due to be discharged from hospital today (Sunday), he is still getting dizzy spells and his speech is a bit off sometimes.
He plans to press charges against the people who attacked him.