SAN Fernando was plunged into mourning for a second time on Tuesday as word spread that cultural icon Torrance Mohammed had died.
Mohammed, 90, was injured in a brutal attack on Monday. He was robbed and beaten while he waited to deliver some home-grown pommeracs to a friend at Torrance Street, Mon Repos.
Mohammed was the second cultural figure to die on Tuesday, hours after Lennox “Bobby” Mohammed, the youngest arranger to win a national Panorama competition, died at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) from natural causes.
Torrance Mohammed, a former People’s National Movement (PNM) councillor and deputy mayor of the city corporation, died on Tuesday evening. without regaining consciousness, at the SFGH, where he was warded in the ICU.
Friends of his took to Facebook to appeal to residents of Torrance Street with security cameras to search, for footage of a bald-headed man wearing a blue jersey and three-quarter pants who, around 2.30 pm on Monday, grabbed the gold chain from his neck and then assaulted him.