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Troy homicide victim identified as doctor, mother of 2

Woman is beaten to death in Troy home

A 20-year-old man is accused of bludgeoning his aunt to death in their Troy home on Shoreline Street. (WDIV)
A 20-year-old man is accused of bludgeoning his aunt to death in their Troy home on Shoreline Street. (WDIV)

TROY, Mich. – A 20-year-old man is accused of bludgeoning his aunt to death in their Troy home on Shoreline Street.

The victim has been identified as Dr. Rubab Ferdous Huq, a prominent member of the Bangladeshi-American community. Huq specialized in emergency medicine and family practice.

Huq was the mother of two sons, who she raised on her own after her husband died of cancer. She lived in an upscale Troy subdivision.

Her extended family had two other homes in the neighborhood. Police said her nephew beat her to death with a dumbbell Monday afternoon and then fled the scene on foot.

It took tracking dogs and a police helicopter to track him to where he was hiding -- behind a bush on a nearby golf course.

The suspect is in police custody but has not yet been charged.


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