Hardworking dad who tried to help a woman who was being ‘assaulted’ is left fighting for life after being coward punched during a night out with his brother
- Kairan Mahia, 29, was punched defending a woman during a night out in Perth
- He suffered serious head injuries and is now in an induced coma fighting for life
- WA Police are appealing for witnesses to help their investigations into the attack
- Friend James Clarke said the ‘soft spoken’ PT was a hardworking family man
- He launched a GoFundMe to help Mr Mahia’s wife Lisa and their two little girls
A ‘hard-working’ father-of-two is fighting for life after being coward-punched while trying to help a woman who was allegedly being assaulted.
Kairan Mahia, 29, was hit from behind when several fights broke out between a large crowd at Sorrento Quay, at Hillary’s Boat Harbour, in Perth, about 4.30am on Sunday.
Mr Mahia suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital, where doctors immediately placed him into an induced coma to stem bleeding on his brain.
Western Australian Police made a desperate appeal for witnesses and asked the public to upload any mobile phone or dash cam footage of the incident directly to their website.
‘Hard-working’ father-of-two Kairan Mahia, 29, is fighting for life after being coward-punched while trying to help a woman who was being assaulted. He pictured above with his wife Lisa
Mr Mahia’s wife Lisa is ‘in shock’ and has not left her husband’s side since receiving a shock call that he was rushed to hsopital
The personal trainer’s wife Lisa is ‘in shock’ and has not left his side as his family pray for his recovery.
Friend and colleague James Clarke said Mr Mahia, who has two daughters aged five and ten, was on a rare night out to catch up with his brother when the tragedy unfolded.
‘He saw an altercation between a guy and a girl and he went to her aid and was hit,’ Mr Clarke told Daily Mail Australia.
It is understood Mr Mahia was king-hit during the incident from behind and fell heavily.
Police report finding him on the scene with ‘serious head injuries’.
‘I’m not sure if it was the male that was assaulting the girl or someone else in the group,’ Mr Clarke said.
‘He is a very quiet, softly spoken man. He is a family man through and through and everything he does is for his kid and wife,’ he added.
Mr Clarke received a phone call saying Mr Mahia ‘is in ICU in Royal Perth and that he had bleeding on the brain and would be getting monitored.’
It is understood Mr Mahia will be monitored for 48 hours and either keep in the induced coma or bring him out of it ‘to assess’ his condition.
‘I am devastated for him, his wife and kids. I am still in disbelief that it has happened.’
Police were called to a disturbance at Sorrento Quay in Perth at 4,.30am and are appealing for witnesses and video evidence to be uploaded to a WA police website
Mr Mahia was placed in an induced coma and has bleeding on his brain. His condition is being constantly monitored
A WA Police statement said ‘Joondalup Detectives’ want to hear from the public to assist with investigations.
‘Around 4.30am, police were called to the carpark area of Sorrento Quay after reports of a large number of people creating a disturbance and several people fighting,’ the statement said.
‘On arrival, police located a 29-year-old man with serious head injuries. He was conveyed by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital and remains in a critical but stable condition.’
Mr Clarke has launched a GoFundMe page to help the family financially as they brace for Mr Mahia’s long road to recovery ahead.
Over $25,000 of a $50,000 target had been raised by more than 300 contributors as of Tuesday afternoon.