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Tenant arrested in Brooklyn landlord’s death

Posted at 1:16 PM, Jan 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-08 13:17:21-05

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NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn tenant has been arrested after his landlord was found dead in the building’s basement.

Police say the 57-year-old victim, Mahuddin Mahumd, was found with his throat slashed and face burned.

His body was found in the basement of a building on McDonald Avenue early Tuesday morning.

Police responded to the address in the Kensington neighborhood after receiving a 911 call about an assault there.

Police say 27-year-old Rasel Siddiquee was arrested Wednesday on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Siddiquee was a tenant in the victim’s three-story row house.

It wasn’t clear if the suspect had an attorney.