BRONX ASSEMBLYMEMBER LUIS SEPULVEDA 'SHOCKED AND SADDENED' OVER DEATH OF LOCAL COMMUNITY ACTIVIST AND ARREST OF HIS LANDLORD
Bronx Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda said today that he is "both shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Zakir Kahn," a longtime real estate broker active in the Bangladesh community in the Assemblyman's district.Kahn was stabbed to death evening, Feb. 22, by Taha Mahran outside Mahran's Throgs Neck house where Kahn rented an apartment for his family."Mr. Kahn worked hard to empower the Bangladesh community throughout the city of New York. He will be remembered for his advocacy and dedication to the Bangladesh-American community," said Sepulveda, adding that "I also knew Mr. Traha, who was generally a peaceful man, whose violent act was totally out of character."The Assemblyman called it "a tragedy for both sides, with one family losing their husband and father, and the other family facing the loss of their husband and father to prison. My prayers and thoughts are with both families."Assemblyman Sepulveda represents the 87th Assembly District covering Parkchester, Castle Hill, West Farms, Van Nest and Stratton Park.