Published On: Sat, Jan 18th, 2014

Rasel Siddiquee case: Muslim from Bangladesh beheaded Brooklyn landlord with sword

The original reports didn’t mention the murderer’s religion, motivation and stated that the man’s landlord in Brooklyn Mahuddin Mahumd has his throat slit.

Mohammed Siddiquee“Nearly decapitated” was how The Dispatch conveyed the details which were told to us by official sources.

Rasel Siddiquee, age 27, is an immigrant from Bangladesh, but his official legal status is still unclear. Upon arrest Siddiquee yelled out “I killed someone today,” witnesses said, confirmed by the NY Post.

The new reports told to the NY Times confirms that Siddiquee didn’t use a “knife” but rather a “sword” of some kind saying Mahumd was “nearly decapitated and partly burned body.”

While authorities have released more details surrounding his motives,  Mahmud’s family believe the two men got into a fight over some documents Siddiquee wanted to travel back to Bangladesh.

Siddiquee moved to Brooklyn about five years ago and had been living in an apartment in the building’s basement.

Mahmud’s body is on its way to his native Bangladesh, where there will be a formal funeral for his family.


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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco


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