Bangladeshi youth Tanjim Siam, who was shot during an armed robbery in Roxbury in July, has died after fighting for his life for 40 days at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA.
He was pronounced dead around 10am (local time) on Saturday morning.
According to source, his artificial respirator was opened with the permission of his parents.
Earlier, on July 14 at around 9 pm, a miscreant named Stephen Samuel (25) entered a Bangladeshi-owned grocery store in Roxbury near Boston, Massachusetts, USA and took Tanzim Siam (23) hostage at gunpoint and snatched various items and money.
As he was leaving the shop, the miscreant Stephen fired two shots at Siam's head and fled. Upon receiving the news, the police rushed to the spot and rushed the seriously injured Siam to the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Boston police arrested Stephen Samuel, 25, three weeks later in the face of continued protests by Bangladeshi expatriates in Boston. Arrested Stephen has been charged with armed robbery with firearms and armed assault with intent to murder.
Tanzim Siam, hailed from Noakhali district, immigrated to the United States this year on a student visa. Before starting his studies, he started working at a Bangladeshi-owned grocery store called M&R Convenience Store in Roxbury, near Boston, four months ago to support his family. Siam has been in a coma in the hospital since he was shot on July 14.
Meanwhile, two brothers, including Tanzim's parents, flew to Boston on August 3 to take a closer look at Tanzim Siam.
Leaders and activists of different social, cultural and political parties have expressed their condolences to the bereaved families.
Many local traders said that Bangladeshi traders in Boston were still living in extreme panic over the armed robbery at a Bangladeshi-owned grocery store in Boston.