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Trinidad & Tobago: Minister, mayor condemn attack on cultural icon Torrance Mohammed

DANCE and cultural icon Torrance Mohammed is warded and unconscious in the ICU of the San Fernando General Hospital after he was beaten and robbed in Mon Repos on Monday night.

San Fernando mayor Junia Regrello said he was at a loss to understand why someone would use such force against this frail 91-year old to the extent that if he survives he may not be able to walk again, much less dance.

“In light of the unemployment situation and way things are, people are going to get desperate so people have to be more vigilant, more careful in how they conduct their business because there are a lot of desperate people outside there. There are a lot of hungry people out there as well,” Regrello said.

According to a report, around 2.30 pm on Monday, Mohammed went to drop off some fruit for a friend at Torrance Street, Mon Repos.

While he was waiting outside the gate, a man grabbed his gold chain and his phone.

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