A New York student was killed by his roommate while studying abroad in England, police said


A 19-year-old New York man training to become a special education teacher was stabbed to death by his housemate while studying in England at the University of Hull, police said.

Humberside Police said Sachin Hawkins died on Wednesday at the hospital where he was being treated.

Hawkins’ roommate, 24-year-old Syed Hussain Kazi, was taken into custody on suspicion of murder on Thursday. Police said Hussain Kazi fled the house they shared after the attack and was arrested after an extensive search.

Sachin Hawkins.  (via NBC New York)

Sachin Hawkins. (via NBC New York)

“This is believed to be an isolated incident between two people, who are believed to know each other, and occurred within a property,” Chief Inspector Jane Godinez said in a statement. statement. “We do not believe there is any wider risk to the public.”

Hawkins graduated from Freeport High School on Long Island and moved to England in 2022 to study at the University of Hull, his mother said. NBC New York.

“He wanted to make everyone proud and was a role model for the younger generation,” his mother said. “Sachin was loved by everyone.”

Hussain Kazi and Hawkins are friends, Hawkins’ mother said. She said she spoke with her roommate on the phone days before her son died.

“What triggered it? That’s the question we all ask. Why Sachin?” His mother said. “None of his friends, or his other friends, who were there, nobody knows them.”

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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