Tanjim is no more.
We are sorry to be bearers of sad news. A battle for an innocent life is over. Tanjim Siam who was shot in the head in a brazen robbery at a Roxbury Convenience Store on July 17th. After fighting with his own life for about a month and half Siam finally lost in the battle. With great sadness, we announce the loss of our own Tanjim Siam. Today at around 10am doctors announce him dead, inna……..rajiun.
As many of you know, he was a student who came to the USA to make his dream live. But a bullet shot destroyed everything. Please keep Tanjim Siam and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
After more than a month on life support, Tanjim Siam's family has made the extremely difficult decision to take him off of life support on Thursday. Doctors have advised the family it is the best thing to do for Siam, as his organs were failing.
For those of you who have been following Siam's story, we thank you for your support, and generosity.
The Boston Convenience Store Association launched this fundraiser for Siam's family.
“Tanjim is a kind soul who came to this country to get an education and begin building his life,” said Humayun Morshed, secretary of the BCSA and a friend of Tanjim.
“He is good to everybody, helpful and friendly. He moved to Boston alone, leaving his parents, and siblings behind, with a dream to get an education. But his dreams and hard work have now been shattered," said Morshed.
Siam was only 25 years old. He moved to the Boston area only 4 months ago from Bangladesh. He worked as a store clerk when he was shot in the head during a brazen robbery at a Roxbury store. Tanjim who was an international student worked at M & R Convenience store on Shawmut Avenue. The gunman wanted cash, and cigarettes. Siam complied with the orders, but the gunman shot him in the head, execution style.
Nearly every penny Siam made, he sent it back home to his family in Bangladesh so they could have a better life. Siam's family made it to the Boston area after help from Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey. Governor Charlie Baker, and Mayor Marty Walsh continue to help and support the family during this difficult time.
A local Reporter from Boston 25 News Malini Basu speaks the Bengali language, and has been instrumental for the family. They are in daily contact. She has been updating her social media pages with respect to the family. Her updates: Twitter: MaliniBasu_ Facebook: Malini Basu Boston 25 News.
This is the original story done, where we heard from the heartbroken mother.
All the money raised is going to help pay for medical expenses, and to help support Siam's, Mom, Dad, 6 &14 year old brothers. Please continue to pray for this family.