BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana State University graduate student killed during a gas station robbery was months away from returning home to Bangladesh to get married.

The Advocate reports that friends say 29-year-old Md Firoz-Ul-Amin planned to get married in December and bring his bride back to Baton Rouge, where he was working on his Ph.D. in computer science.

Firoz-Ul-Amin was a clerk at Mr. Lucky's Valero Gas Station. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a man entered the gas station around 3:30 a.m. Saturday and shot and killed him before robbing the store.

Modhuparna Manna, a lab mate of Firoz-Ul-Amin, said she had just seen him the day before his death. She said: "We lost a gem."

An LSU graduate student was months away from returning home to Bangladesh to get married when he was fatally shot early Saturday morning during a robbery of Mr. Lucky's Valero Gas Station in Baton Rouge. Friends said Md Firoz-Ul-Amin, 29, planned to get married in December.

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