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Pakistan

Web Desk
March 2, 2019

Renowned Sindhi intellectual Javed Bhutto murdered in US

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sat, Mar 02, 2019

KARACHI: Javed Bhutto, renowned Sindhi intellectual and husband of journalist Nafisa Hoodbhoy, has been murdered in the United States, according to unconfirmed reports.

According to Washington Post, Javed Bhutto was fatally shot Friday morning outside a convenience store in Southeast Washington, and an arrest was made.

The post reported that Police identified the victim as Jawaid Bhutto, 64, of Southeast. They said Hilman Jordan, 45, also of Southeast, was arrested and charged with murder.

Hailing from Shikarpur in Sindh, Bhutto had served as head of Philosophy Department at Sindh University before moving to US.

A user wrote that there has been a shooting outside the couple's house in Washington DC. 

He said Bhutto became victim of the shooting carried out by a neighbor upset at being reported to police for drug dealing

Social media users are paying tribute to Javed Bhutto and mourning the loss of the intellectual, demanding the US government take action.