Fahim Saleh, the owner of motorcycle-hailing company, Gokada, and co-founder of ride-sharing venture Pathao has been found dead in his New York apartment.
The dismembered body of the tech entrepreneur who bought the New York apartment for $2.25 million last year was found around 3:30pm on Tuesday July 14.
Police said the limbless, headless torso of the 33-year-old millionaire tech entrepreneur was found with an electric saw lying next to the remains.
New York Daily News reported that the police made the grisly discovery in a building on E Houston St at Suffolk St. on the Lower East side at about 3:30pm.
NYPD officers visited the seventh-floor condo after the the deceased’s sister called 911 because she had not seen her brother in a day.
Fahim was last seen on surveillance footage on Monday afternoon around 1:40pm, when he entered his building’s elevator which opens right out to his seventh-floor apartment.
The surveillance footage showed Fahim getting into the elevator, followed quickly by a second man dressed in a suit, wearing gloves, a hat and a mask over his face.
After he walked out onto his floor, he fell immediately possibly shot or stunned.
A police source said; “The perp had a suitcase. He was very professional.”
Fahim, a Bentley University alumnus, co-founded Pathao together with Hussain M Elius and Shifat Adnan in 2015. He was a computer science and engineering (CSE) graduate.
Fahim started Gokada, a motorcycle ride-sharing company in Lagos, but the company faced setbacks and mass layoffs after Lagos banned commercial motorcycles (Okada) from operating, in January 2020.