Bronx landlord charged in slaying of tenant over unpaid rent

The tenant formerly ran his own brokerage

New York /
Feb.February 23, 2017 02:00 PM

A Bronx landlord was charged Wednesday with fatally stabbing his tenant Zakir Khan following an ugly dispute over unpaid rent.

Taha Mahran allegedly repeatedly stabbed Khan outside his home on Logan Avenue in Throggs Neck, the New York Daily News reported. Mahran walked into the 45th Precinct station house covered in blood and was charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

Sources told the newspaper that Khan was nine months behind on rent, and Mahran was in the process of trying to evict his tenant. Khan, 44, founded a Parkchester-based real estate brokerage, Zakir Khan Realty Group, in 2002 but recently had to close the office after struggling financially.

Khan reportedly had offered to help Mahran rent out the Logan Avenue apartment, but he instead moved in with his family without a lease. One source called him the “tenant from hell,” and said that he spread garbage in front of the building and parked in front of the building’s driveway to block the landlord. [NYDN] — Kathryn Brenzel 


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