North West man succumbs after being hit during row

-assailant held

The police are investigating the death of Chris Allicock, 30, of Aruka River Mouth, North West District, who succumbed in hospital on Sunday after being struck by a brick during an altercation.

Allicock and Rawle Khan, 39, of Mabaruma Settlement, were involved in an altercation, the police said yesterday.

Khan, according to police, picked up a brick and pelted Allicock in his lower back. Allicock was subsequently taken to the Mabaruma Hospital after experiencing pains in his back. He later died.

A post-mortem examination performed on Thursday by Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh determined that Allicock died as a result of a ruptured spleen caused by a hard object.

Khan has since been arrested and is assisting the police in their investigation, police said.