Landlord accused of killing tenant over unpaid rent in New York
A New York City landlord is accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent.world Updated: Feb 23, 2017 14:25 IST
A New York City landlord has been accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent.
The police, responding to a 911 call of a person stabbed in front of a home in the Bronx, on Wednesday night found the tenant, 44-year-old Zakir Khan, with multiple stab wounds. Khan was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The police said Khan and his landlord, 51-year-old Taha Mahran, had been arguing over rent money.
Mahran has been charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. It’s unclear if he has an attorney who can comment on the charges.
First Published: Feb 23, 2017 14:22 IST