A doctor from Mavelikkara of Alappuzha district was found shot dead in his car in Michigan in USA on Thursday.
Dr. Ramesh Kumar (32), son of Dr. Narendra Kumar, who resides at Thattekkattu house in Chettikulangara, was working as a urologist at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Narendra R Kumar is former president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and the Association of Kerala Medical Graduates.
â€śWhen Dr Ramesh failed to report for duty on Thursday, his chief Dr Mani Menon called up his father Dr Narendra Kumar to find out the reason. Even though Dr Narendra Kumar tried to reach his son on the phone, there was no response. Following this, Dr Narendra Kumar lodged a complaint with the Detroit Police, who launched a major search, which led to patrol teams tracing Dr Rameshâ€™s car to a rest area beside the highway. The doctorâ€™s body was found in the backseat of the car,â€ť Gopan a relative of Ramesh told The New Indian Express.
Gopan said that the family received information at 11.30 am on Friday that Ramesh was found dead inside his car. He also said that Rameshâ€™s family doesnâ€™t suspect a racial attack. The police are yet to arrive at a motive for the murder.
Ramesh did his degree in medicine from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. He leaves behind his father Narendra Kumar, mother Meenakshi and sister Saradha.
The postmortem was completed and the funeral will be held in the US on Monday.
A number racial attacks have been reported from US recently. In February, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, from Hyderabad, died at US bar after he was shot by a white man. As per reports the accused used "racial slurs" before he started shooting.