19-Year-Old Freeport Native Sachin Hawkins Stabbed to Death by Housemate Syed Hussain-Kazi in the United Kingdom

By | November 21, 2023

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Accident – Death – Obituary News : Sachin Hawkins, a 19-year-old Freeport native from Long Island, New York, tragically lost his life last week in the United Kingdom. The young man, who was born in the UK but moved to the States at a young age, was stabbed to death by his 24-year-old housemate, Syed Hussain-Kazi. Hawkins had recently graduated from Freeport High School in 2022 and had moved to England to pursue his studies at the University of Hull, a prestigious public research school located in Yorkshire.

The shocking incident took place on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, when Hawkins was attacked in the kitchen by Hussain-Kazi. The circumstances leading up to the murder remain unclear, but Humberside Police responded to reports of a stabbing and found Hawkins bleeding from a knife wound. He was immediately rushed to a hospital, but unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries. The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended and charged with murder.

The news of Sachin Hawkins’ tragic death has left the Freeport community devastated. Friends and family are desperate for answers and searching for any clues that might shed light on the motive behind the senseless act. Hawkins’ mother, Shira Javid, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to bring her son’s body back to the United States. In an interview with NBC, she expressed her bewilderment over the incident, saying, “What triggered it? That’s the question we’re all asking. Why Sachin? None of his friends, his other friends, who were there, no one knows.”

The GoFundMe campaign has attracted an outpouring of support, with donations surpassing $22,500. Describing Hawkins as a teenager full of optimism and dreams, his mother shared his aspirations of becoming a special education teacher. She said, “He was on the brink of living his life fully – with optimism, dreams, and a path forward. He wanted to be a teacher to help children and give to this world a part of the beautiful soul that he will always be.”

Tributes have been pouring in for Sachin Hawkins from both the U.K. and Long Island communities. The fundraising page has been inundated with heartfelt messages for the beloved teen. One of his former teachers described him as a beautiful soul and expressed hope that something positive would come out of this tragedy. Another teacher suggested creating a scholarship in Sachin’s honor, allowing him to continue inspiring other children.

The University of Hull, where Hawkins was studying, expressed shock and sadness over his untimely demise. In a statement reported by the BBC, the university offered its deepest condolences to Sachin’s family and friends. They also mentioned their commitment to supporting those affected by the tragedy and assisting the Humberside Police with their ongoing investigation.

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As the investigation continues, the Freeport community mourns the loss of Sachin Hawkins, a promising young man with a bright future ahead of him. Family, friends, and strangers alike are united in their grief, seeking justice and hoping to find answers to the questions surrounding his tragic death..