Crime & Punishment

One Alleged Landlord Murderer Off the Streets

The Brooklyn tenant who allegedly killed and nearly decapitated his 57-year-old landlord is off the streets after the NYPD nabbed him before he could board a flight to Kuwait.

“Yes, I did it,” Mohammed Siddiquee, 27, reportedly told the Daily News, which first reported the story, apparently confessing to the gruesome slaying. 

white collar crime 1 One Alleged Landlord Murderer Off the Streets Why did he do it? He claims the landlord of his Kensington building, victim Mahuddin Mahumd, “humiliated and teased” him because he didn’t have a lot of money, sending the tenant into a fit of rage.

Police took Mr. Siddiquee into custody at 8:30 a.m. at J.F.K. at 8:30 p.m. last night, as he waited to board the flight, with plans to then board a second plane bound for his native Bangladesh, police told the News.

Mr. Siddiquee is charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon and was awaiting arraignment on Wednesday afternoon.

It was the second grisly killing of a Brooklyn landlord in less than a week, the first being the now highly publicized slaying of Menachem Stark, which drew public outrage beyond the killing itself, particularly after the New York Post published a controversial cover story under the headline, “Who didn’t want him dead,” drawing backlash from politicians and community members.

An arrest has not yet been made in that case. 

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