Thugs burst into magistrate’s home and attack brother
Jul 22 2009 by Rob Pattinson, The Journal
A LEADING dentist from the region has appealed for help in catching the masked raiders who attacked his disabled brother in their family home.
Shiv Pabary says it is “unfathomable” why two Balaclava-clad thugs would force entry to his Newcastle home and leave his autistic brother Surendra lying bloodied on the ground with a fractured skull.
As Surendra continued to receive treatment for his serious head injuries at Newcastle General Hospital last night police were hunting the ‘hit-squad’ who targeted the Pabary’s quiet Westfield Grove house. The two masked men forced their way into the Gosforth property by kicking down the front door at about 12.30pm yesterday.
Ignoring Surendra’s pleas for them to get out, they beat the 53-year-old to the ground, with what is understood to be a baseball bat, then fled in to a waiting black Vauxhall Corsa where a third gang-member had been keeping the engine running.
Shiv, 49, who teaches at Newcastle’s Dental Hospital and was awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to dentistry in the region last year, has said he is determined to discover what could have motivated the attackers to target a man as gentle and innocent as his brother.
The father-of-three said: “It’s unfathomable, I can’t get my head around it. Someone kicks down your door, then hits you and fractures your skull. How could this happen in the middle of Gosforth in broad daylight?
“It’s something you see in the movies, not something which actually happens to you. When my mum and dad died, I became the only person who could look after my brother. I feel like his dad, I have a responsibility towards him for the rest of our lives.” Of the attackers, he said: “They’ve obviously come targeting the house, that’s what’s really scary. It makes you feel so vulnerable.