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Trinidad: Landlord dies after al­leged­ly being thrown off cliff by tenant -man surrenders to police

By Trinidad Guardian

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Rescuers taking Reuben Prout from a precipice off the North Coast Road.

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) —   Hours af­ter a 29-year-old man sur­ren­dered to the po­lice for al­leged­ly kid­nap­ping his land­lord and throw­ing him over a precipice, the 41-year-old land­lord suc­cumbed to in­juries at the hos­pi­tal.

Ruben Prout was res­cued last week by the po­lice who trekked down a dan­ger­ous precipice along the North Coast Road in Mar­aval.

Dur­ing the res­cue, Prout told the of­fi­cers that he was kid­napped from his home on No­vem­ber 6, af­ter he had served no­tice on a ten­ant to va­cate his house in St Joseph. He al­so told po­lice that he even of­fered him (the ten­ant) a par­cel of land in San­gre Grande to build his own home.

He dis­closed that it was his ten­ant along with one of his rel­a­tives that went and picked him up telling him they were go­ing to lime.

Prout told the of­fi­cers, that de­spite the fact that he has poor vi­sion he still went with them. In­stead, they tied him up and left him in a house at an undis­closed lo­ca­tion.

Prout said he was then lat­er bun­dled up in a car and af­ter dri­ving for a few min­utes the car came to a stop and he was tak­en out and dealt se­vere blows about the head and body.

Prout told of­fi­cers he was then thrown over the cliff and af­ter spend­ing a few days there scream­ing for help he was even­tu­al­ly found by res­i­dents.

Prout was sub­se­quent­ly res­cued and tak­en to the hos­pi­tal where he was treat­ed for a bro­ken leg, cuts, bruis­es and de­hy­dra­tion.

Over the week­end Prout un­der­went surgery to the head as there was said to be swelling in the brain.

How­ev­er, he suc­cumbed to his in­juries on Mon­day night.

Po­lice may now be mov­ing up the charges to be laid against any sus­pect in ques­tion.

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