Sharif Rhaman, restaurant proprietor who was brutally crushed in Owen Sound over unpaid payments, dies in London hospital

The 44-year-old proprietor of a restaurant in Owen Sound, Ontario, who was in important situation after a beating outdoors his restaurant in what police say was a dispute over an unpaid invoice, has died at a London hospital.

Sharif Rhaman handed away on Thursday. In accordance with Owen Sound police, Rhaman was attacked by three male clients who visited his restaurant, The Curry Home, within the coronary heart of town on August 17. Police had been nonetheless attempting to find the suspects on Friday.

Mark Barbosa, an area actual property agent and good friend of the Rhaman household, introduced the demise Friday morning on the internet web page for a web based fundraiser.

A man running away
A picture launched by police reveals one of many three suspects operating from the scene of an incident that left Rhaman in a London hospital. (Owen Sound Police Division)

Police stated Rhaman and his cousin acquired concerned in a dispute with the suspects on the sidewalk outdoors his restaurant over an unpaid invoice, and issues turned violent.

Rhaman was significantly injured and despatched to hospital the place he was placed on life help.

Rhaman referred to as ‘loving and peaceable’

“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we want to inform you that our brother Sharif has handed away,” Barbosa wrote on the web page for the fundraiser aimed toward serving to the household. “Your generosity and help won’t ever be forgotten and can really assist his household by means of this troublesome time.

“We should always at all times keep in mind how loving and peaceable Sharif was, and use that as inspiration in our personal lives to attempt to be sort to [sic] those we encounter in life.”

Flowers and messages at the door of a restaurant
Since Rhaman was crushed on August 17, a makeshift shrine and messages of help and love have appeared on the doorstep of The Curry Home. (Fb)

Calls to Barbosa by CBC Information weren’t instantly answered on Friday. The web fundraiser had raised $147,970 by Friday afternoon. Investigators from the Owen Sound Police Division have but to substantiate Rhaman’s demise.

Police on the lookout for suspects

On Thursday, police launched footage of two suspects and a car – they had been seen leaving the scene of the incident on August 17. The suspects ran south on 2nd Avenue East towards ninth Avenue, the place they continued east on ninth Avenue East, police stated. .

A vehicle driving away
Police stated on Thursday that this car left the scene of the Rhaman assault in entrance of The Curry Home in downtown Owen Sound. (Owen Sound Police Division)

Police say the 2 suspects are between the ages of 20 and 30.

They describe the primary suspect as:

  • Caucasian, between six and 6 ft tall, of common construct, with brief, darkish hair. He was sporting a light-weight blue T-shirt, black shorts and black trainers on the time of the assault.

The second suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian, between six and 6 ft tall, of common construct, with brief, brown hair that’s longer on prime. He was sporting an orange T-shirt, black shorts and black trainers.
Images of running men, blue shirt on the left, orange shirt on the right
Owen Sound Police have launched this footage of two suspects leaving the scene of the assault. (Owen Sound Police Division)

The third suspect is described as:

  • White, with curly hair, shorts and T-shirt, most likely late forties to mid fifties.

Police stated the car in query seems grey or blue and is an early 2000s Ford Escape or Mazda Tribute.