Fahim Saleh, the CEO of Gokada, was yesterday found dead and dismembered in his New York apartment, an electric saw lying next to the remains, police said.
Saleh’s body was found headless and dismembered inside his luxury Lower East Side apartment which he bought for $2.2 million in 2019.
According to Daily News, police made the grisly discovery in a building on E. Houston St. at Suffolk St. on the Lower East side about 3:30 p.m. Cops found contractor bags near the torso, sources said, but didn’t immediately open them to see if the body parts were inside.
The body of the 33-year-old was discovered by his sister who became worried after not hearing from him in a day.
he visited and found him headless while his body had been cut up and sorted into different plastic bags. A power saw which was still plugged in was also found in the apartment.
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.
According to several reports, police believe they have surveillance footage of the suspect entering the building and then using the elevator.
The footage is said to show the suspect in a glove and a mask covering his face sharing the elevator with Saleh up to the seventh floor.
As the door of the elevator opened directly into Saleh’s apartment, he was seen to fall to the floor immediately as he walked into his home from a possible gunshot.
Police, reports say, believe the murder was carried out by a professional because of how the attack happened.
“We have a torso, a head that’s been removed, arms, and legs. Everything is still on the scene. We don’t have a motive,” New York Police Department spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said.
Meanwhile, Pathao in a press statement has expressed deep shock upon learning of Fahim’s death.
An official of the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington told said that they were aware of the matter and will give a detailed briefing later today.
Saleh has described his history as an entrepreneur in a series of posts on Medium.com. He got his start creating a prank calling website, then moved on to create a motorcycle taxi company in his parents’ native Bangladesh.
He is well known in Lagos, Nigeria where he helped launch Gokada, the former bike hailing company that has pivoted into delivery services following the government’s ban on passenger motorcycles.