Bangladeshi origin US businessman shot dead in Florida

Bangladeshi origin US businessman shot dead in Florida

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A US businessman of Bangladeshi origin has been shot dead in front of his house in Florida.Shahidul Alam, 54, owned a departmental store at Orlando, his nephew Bhuyian Mahbub Hossain, the OC of Banani Police Station in Dhaka told bdnews24.com.The incident took place when he was returning home around 10pm on Wednesday local time (Thursday morning Bangladesh standard Time), Hossain said.“Uncle was driving back home after closing his shop. The miscreants shot him dead on the spot when he was entering the house,” he said.Alam left behind two sons and a daughter. He was from Gopalganj.He taught at a university in Saudi Arabia after completing masters from Dhaka University.The OC said during his student days he was involved with Bangladesh Chhatra League.Alam, fourth of the nine children of police official Abdul Kayum, went to the US around 12 years ago, Hossain said.His four brothers were in the army and another was in the navy. All are now based in US.

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