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Son punches, tries to throw elderly mom down stairs in Hicksville, police say

Anil Khandpur, 39, of Hicksville, has been charged

Anil Khandpur, 39, of Hicksville, has been charged with the attempted murder of his 82-year-old mother. Credit: Howard Schnapp

An 82-year-old mother was brutally assaulted Friday by her son, who has a string of criminal convictions and who now has been charged with attempted murder among other felonies, Nassau police said.

The mother — who got a seven-year order of protection against her son, Anil Khandpur, 39, two years ago but shares her Hicksville home with him — was entering the home when he grabbed her. He dragged her to the top of the basement stairs and attempted to throw her down, police said in a statement.

During that assault, the defendant told his mother: "I'm going to kill you," the criminal complaint says. The defendant later stated, "I'm going to kill you in 20 hours," it says. 

"The victim was able to kick, scream, and wiggle herself free of the defendant," the document says, only to be cornered by her son in the kitchen, where he blocked her nose and mouth, then bit her on the cheek, the document says.

The mother freed herself, then locked and barricaded herself in her bedroom, where her son had chased her. He damaged the hinges on her bedroom door, the complaint says. 

The mother waited several hours before leaving the safety of her bedroom only to be punched in the back of the head by her son while in the kitchen, the complaint says.

The mother then fled her home and called 911. Her son was arrested at about 3 p.m. without incident, police said.

In addition to attempted murder, Khandpur — who is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau and who was arraigned Saturday — also was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, unlawful imprisonment, assault, criminal mischief, aggravated criminal contempt and aggravated family offense as well as criminal contempt, police said.

Khandpur was charged with criminal contempt because police said he violated the order of protection; no details about his mother's condition were released.

At Saturday's arraignment, a temporary order of protection was issued, and bail, which was not posted, was set at $500,000 bond or half that amount in cash, court records show.  

The Legal Aid Society of Nassau, which has a policy of not commenting, also represented him for some previous offenses he pleaded guilty to, which range from marijuana possession, starting in 2005, to later driving offenses, graffiti and aggravated harassment.

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