Yesterday 18 year old, who was studying law at SOAS university, was reportedly stabbed in the neck trying to protect his mother from thugs.
Hussain Chaudhry along with his mother and brother were all slashed during the robbery, sadly Hussain died from the injuries sustained from the stab wound.
Full post from the mylondon.news website below…
Three members of the same family were stabbed and one was left dead in a brutal attack last night in Walthamstow.
Hussain Chaudhry, 18, and his mother and brother were all slashed in a robbery raid on their family home on Lea Bridge Road at 5.20pm yesterday (March 17).
Hussain, who was studying law at SOAS university, was reportedly stabbed in the neck trying to protect his mother from thugs stealing designer jackets from the family business and died at the scene outside his home.
His family were rushed to hospital, where their conditions have been described as not life threatening.
Witnesses have reportedly said the boy was stabbed in the neck by an attacker posing as a customer who then fled the scene.
His uncle Reiss Chaudhry told the Evening Standard : “He died protecting his mother from the robbers. He died in her lap. He was studying law at SOAS.
“He was a great boy. His mother is in surgery – her hand has been severely cut. We are all devastated.”
A family friend said: “He was killed over a jacket, how stupid is that?
“He sold designer jackets and this guy came to steal them and the victim fought back.
“It was targeted – the guy knew jackets were there because the business is run from the house.
“I have known the family for a long time. They are good hardworking people and are asking ‘How could this have happened to us?’
“They are devastated his mother was injured as well. The guy ran off with a jacket.
“They are designer jackets so worth a few hundred pounds but a life had been lost over this, I just cannot understand it.”
An eyewitness told how the teenager’s mother was slashed on her thumb as she tried to save her son from being attacked.
The witness, 35, said: “They came to steal jackets, there were two of them they, were teenagers. The lad was trying to stop them getting away.
“One of them stabbed him in the neck. The mother was screaming ‘they have stabbed my son, I’ve just been shopping they stabbed my son’.
“He was on the ground, there was a commando type knife there. The boys were running away with another blood stained blade.
“I felt his pulse but got nothing, he was laying lifeless with a neck wound. His father, mother and brothers were all outside.
“His mother’s thumb was slit I bandaged it. She kept saying, ‘I went shopping and came back my son has been stabbed. They have killed my son’.”
He added: “One of the boys picked up a jacket before running off. They escaped across rooftops.”
Neighbour Gladys Dyamfuah, 35, a mother of four, added: “We heard a lot of noise. My eight-year-old son went outside and there was my neighbour laying in the ground with a stab wound to the neck.
“It was horrific. My son is in trauma, he didn’t want to go to school today.”
She added: “My neighbours are lovely and the boy who died was so quiet and respectful. I can’t believe what has happened, my heart goes out to them.”
Bouquets and flowers have been left by friends and mourners as the forensics unit try to establish what happened.