A young doctor from Mavelikkara in Alappuzha, Kerala has been shot dead in Michigan, United States. The deceased is Dr. Ramesh Kumar, 32, the younger son of Dr. Narendra R Kumar, former president of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin(AAPI) & the Association of Kerala Medical Graduates.
On Thursday night, the body of Ramesh Kumar was spotted in the passenger seat of his car. Ramesh was a doctor in the Urology department at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
A relative of Narendra Kumar from Mavelikkara said, “On Friday at 11.30 am, we got information that Ramesh Kumar has been found dead inside his car. On Thursday, when Ramesh did not reach the hospital, a colleague called up his father. Then Narendra Kumar called and sent several text messages to Ramesh. But he did not revert. Following this, he lodged a complaint with the police. During the search, police found him shot dead inside his car, which was parked at a rest area on the highway in Michigan. His body was found in the back seat of the car. The police have not confirmed the reason for his death. His parents said they did not think it is a racial attack,” he told.
Ramesh’s postmortem has been finished & the funeral will be held on Monday.
Ramesh is survived by mother Meenakshi & sister Saradha. He completed his MBBS degree from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi. Narendra Kumar and his family are residents of East Grove Court, Freeland, Michigan.