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Ex-DU student shot dead in US

Published : Sunday, 31 December, 2023 at 11:01 AM  Count : 1253

Ex-DU student shot dead in US

Ex-DU student shot dead in US

A former student of Dhaka University, who went to the US last January to pursue higher studies, was reportedly shot dead in a robbery at a store in Beaumont, Texas on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Sheikh Abir Hossain, 34, a graduate research assistant at Lamar University.
According to a local TV channel KFDM,  Abir was murdered at Kris Food Mart, where he was working as a store clerk, during a robbery by two suspects who fled the scene after stealing cigarettes. When police arrived, they found Sheikh Abir-Hossain dead from gunshot wounds.

Abir's elder brother Jahidul Islam that he was informed of the news of his brother's death by a family member living in New York this afternoon.

Expressing grief, DU Prof Mohammad Shahin Khan said Abir left the country because he dreamt of becoming a university teacher.

Before going to the US, Abir worked at BRAC University as a researcher. He later joined Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology in Uttara, Dhaka as an adjunct faculty. He completed his graduation and post-graduation from the Institute of Social Welfare and Research.

Abir's wife lives in the US along with her family.

Meanwhile, Beaumont police arrested a 19-year-old suspect charged with the murder hours after the killing on Saturday and were still on the lookout for the second suspect.


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