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Bangladeshi student killed during robbery attempt, U.S. embassy calls for investigation

A 22-year-old Bangladeshi student was shot and killed Wednesday during a robbery attempt in St. Louis, Missouri.

Romim Uddin Ahmed may have been targeted for a robbery because of his car and money, the victim’s elder brother Riyaz Uddin Ahmed told the Bangladesh News Network.

Ahmed was at work at a gas station when a group of people attempted to break into his car, The Business Standard reported. When Ahmed attempted to confront them, he was shot by a gunman amidst them. 

Police later found Ahmed and took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy of Dhaka, Bangladesh posted on Twitter expressing their condolences for Ahmed’s death. The embassy also voiced support for an investigation to find the assailants and bring them to justice.

Ahmed originally moved to the United States from Bangladesh in 2016, pursuing higher education in computer science.

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