September 6, 2013
Women fight over dead man at burial - Semi-nude females clash before mourners
Diandra Grandison, Staff Reporter
A brawl between four women at the burial of a man on Sunday evening, has been met with shock and disgust after the heated scuffle was caught on tape and circulated on numerous social networking sites.
The melee, which took place in St Catherine, was allegedly due to the women fighting over a deceased man in his late 20s, who died in July.
What triggered the fight is unclear, however, a woman said it was the mother of one of the women involved in the fight who allegedly started it.
"The mother rubbed her hand inna har private part and rub it inna di girl face and is from there mi hear it start," she said.
The fight was allegedly between the two girls, one with her mother defending her and the other with a female being identified as either her sister or cousin doing the same.
In the almost 11-minute long video, the women who were scantily clad, could be seen chasing each other across the burial grounds, engaging in fist fights which resulted in clothes being torn and breasts being exposed, while hurling missiles such as shoes, stones and purses at each other.
One of the girls whose breasts were out of her dress, confronted the semi-nude mother, stating "Mi and Candy inna war! Me and you nuh inna nuttin! Mi know how ole yuh be! Yuh in yuh 40s! You're a big woman, mi nuh fight wid big woman!"
But the older woman was still up in arms and ready to defend her child.
Mourners could also be seen scampering behind the rambunctious women, some jeering and cheering them on while others attempted to quell them.
One mourner remarked, "First mi eva see gyal a fight ova dead ..., him look good fi true," while displaying a programme with the deceased man's image to the camera.
Another stated, "None a di gyal dem weh a fight over di dead man nuh look good, dem ugly ..."
The women were eventually pacified after police intervened with the mother giving a stern warning to her daughter's attacker, "It nuh done yah suh. Finish we a go finish it later!"
The video, which was originally posted on video sharing site YouTube, received almost 3,000 views before it was removed from the website two days ago.
The garish film received numerous negative comments from viewers.
One Facebook user commented, "Man a real boss! All when him dead woman a fight ova him!"
Another remarked, "This is quite embarrassing. This is why men most times don't respect 'some' women because of their confrontational and embarrassing attitude."