Police are probing the death of a 61-year-old labourer from Valencia who died after he got into a fight and was struck with a hockey stick on the back on Monday morning at his home.

According to a police report, around 7.15 am Christian Kalicharan was at Quarry Road when he got into a physical altercation with another man and was dealt some blows to the back with a hockey stick.

Kalicharan’s son intervened and wrestled the stick away from the man and then noticed his father exhibiting signs of a seizure. Kalicharan is said to have fallen to the ground hitting his head and sustaining other injuries.

The labourer was subsequently taken to the Sangre Grande District Hospital where he was being treated before he succumbed to his injuries.