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Man arrested for killing Borough Park landlord because he made fun of him for being poor

By Mason White 4:00 PM January 9, 2014
Mohammed Siddiquee 

By: Sarah Weiss
A man was arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly slit the throat of his landlord because he made fun of him, according to police reports in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that a tenant accused of almost chopping off a man’s head in a fit of rage because he felt that the 57-year-old victim had “teased” him for being poor, was arrested.

Police arrested Mohammed Siddiquee as he tried to flee the country. The suspect admitted to having committed the vicious murder of Mahuddin Mahmud.

“Yes, I did it,” Mohammed Siddiquee, 27, said nervously when asked if he was guilty.

Siddiquee, 27, who lived in the basement of an apartment building in the property of Mahmud, was captured at Kennedy Airport at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, just before he was to board a flight to Kuwait, police said.

Siddiquee was to fly to Kuwait, and then he planned to hop on a plane to his native Bangladesh.

As we reported earlier, police are looking to arrest and charge a man with murder after brutally killing his landlord, according to police reports in New York.

Brooklyn Police said that they were trying to solve a mysterious murder in the Borough Park neighborhood after a landlord was found burned and beheaded.

The body of Mahuddin Mahmud, 57, was found at 546 McDonald Avenue. Police responded to the scene at 12:18 a.m.

Mahmud’s wife was too heartbroken to speak as she moaned in pain on Saturday. The younger brother of the victim, who found the body, said that the site was the most shocking in his life.

Mahuddin Mahmud came to New York from Bangladesh.

Mahmud Mahuddin ran an electronics business, dealt in check cashing and currency exchange from the basement office.

Hanif Mahmud said his brother had been burned on the face and had a deep cut in the throat.

On Tuesday, police said that they are looking Siddiquee Mohammed, 27, for questioning in connection with the death of Mahmud.

“There is an apartment in the basement of the building that was rented to an individual with whom we would like to talk,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.

Mahuddin Mahmud left behind his wife and two children, ages 4 and 9.