Man charged with first-degree murder after fatally bludgeoning his aunt with a 15-pound dumbbell
The resident of Troy is reported to have beaten the woman on November 12 afternoon in the basement of a home located on the 6500 block of Shoreline.
A man from Michigan is reported to have used a 15lb dumbbell to bludgeon his aunt to death. The authorities have said that 20-year-old Nayir Masrur was charged on November 14 with first-degree murder for the alleged murder of his aunt, 55-year-old Dr. Rubab Ferdrous Huq, who was a respected physician in the area. The resident of Troy is reported to have beaten the woman on November 12 afternoon in the basement of a home located on the 6500 block of Shoreline.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Troy Police Department said on November 14 that concerned family members of the doctor had contacted the authorities and said that Masrur was missing and had been in an agitated state. The authorities were called again at around 2:30 p.m. that same day and informed that a woman was found severely injured.
Police identify the suspect who killed his aunt in the Detroit suburb of Troy as Nayir Masrur, 20, of Troy. He struck the 55-year-old doctor with a 15-pound dumbell and then fled scene, police said. pic.twitter.com/kyXG4Jykcn— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) November 14, 2018
The responding officers to the scene saw Masrur attempting to escape by jumping out of a second-story window from a neighbor's house. A manhunt was launched by multiple agencies and search parties found the young man in a marshy area an hour later. The motive behind the grisly murder is still unknown but Masrur could be facing life in prison over the murder.
Masrur was arraigned by Magistrate Donald Chisholm from the 52-4 District Court. He passed the order that the 20-year-old should be jailed and held without bail. On November 13, the doctor's son - Farhan Huq - wrote an emotional tribute on Facebook to honor his mother's legacy.
He said: "She was a real-life wonder woman who somehow, magically, could really do it all. She would help needy families, without hesitation opening her checkbook for charity, and labored intensely to found the AMDA mosque that is minutes from our house." The devastated son applauded his mother's spirit after losing her husband to lung cancer but still finishing her medical residency and raising two sons at the same time.
Farhan added in the post: "Her last words to me were 'Baba (my son), onik jothno korey tomake ar tomar bhai kea manush korechi. I worked really hard to raise you and your brother'. She was so inspirational that it drew me closer to God. She passed away as she lived - in the service of others." He also asked that anyone his mother could have hurt in the past to please forgive her. He concluded: "Rest in peace, Dr. Rubab Ferdous Huq. You were and will always be deeply loved. You will be missed beyond that which mere and insignificant words can ever express."
According to Vitals.com, Dr. Huq was a family medicine doctor in the Detroit area with more than three decades of experience.