A FATHER OF three who are affected by cancer was attacked in his domestic via a masked gang who beat him with a sledgehammer in the front of his circle of relatives.
Tariq Meraj was attacked in his domestic closing Tuesday shortly after he returned from nighttime prayers at a close-by mosque.
Meraj, his spouse and three kids were all gifts while raiders broke via their door at around 10 pm closing Tuesday.
The masked guys demanded money and jewelry before certainly one of them attacked Meraj, a famous and revered businessman, with a hammer – breaking some of his ribs.
Meraj’s brother Rashid instructed TheJournal.Ie that his brother is not improving nicely and that his circle of relatives has been left shaken by means of the incident.
He stated: “My brother become coming home from mosque at around half of 9 or ten whilst he heard banging. There changed into a set of guys out of doors banging on the partitions and the door – they managed to spoil the windows at the door and started out to come into the residence.
“His children have been there whilst it was taking place and so changed into his spouse. These guys who attacked him – they’re cowards. They have been shouting for cash and for jewellery . My brother instructed them to take what they wanted and to get out however they started out shouting asking wherein the secure become.
“My brother does not have a secure however they didn’t consider him, and then one of the men hit him with a hammer. He suffered some broken ribs, and he’s in plenty of aches.”
Rashid defined that his brother is already receiving a remedy for cancer and doctors stated that they count on him to be in a sanatorium for a while longer.
Rashid delivered: “The gardaí are operating difficult, and they were very good to us. We don’t recognize why the one’s guys waited for my brother to come domestically. It could be easier for them to take these items when the family becomes no longer there.
“These guys are cowards. They went around the residence breaking tiles at the floor after which mirrors as properly. There was nothing my brother may want to do. The network right here has been first rate.
Gardaí despatched out a text alert following the incident to locals based totally inside the Shaen and Emo areas of Laois.
A garda spokesman stated: “Gardaí at Portlaoise are investigating an irritated burglary which occurred at Shaen, Portlaoise, Co Laois at about 9.50pm on Tuesday twenty-sixth March 2019.
“Four masked men armed with what is described as sled hammers and screwdrivers entered the residence and assaulted occupants. The suspects stole jewelry, coins, and other objects. The raiders fled walking. No route of tour No arrests had been made, and investigations are continuing.”