Fahim Saleh, co-founder of Bangladeshi ride-sharing app Pathao, has been found dead in his New York apartment on Tuesday (July 14) afternoon, according to three law enforcement officials who were briefed on the matter.
Police made the grisly discovery in a building on E. Houston St. at Suffolk St. in the Lower East side about 3:30 pm local time, reports Nydailynews.
A New York police department official said that the investigators believe the victim is tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh.
According to several media reports, he might have been staffed into a bag after being chopped by an electric saw.
Cops found contractor bags near the torso, sources said, but didn’t immediately open them to see if the body parts were inside. An electric saw lying next to the remains.
Sources described the killing as an apparent targeted murder.
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, reports The New York Post.
Fahim Saleh, 33, bought the apartment for $2.25 million last year.
Most recently, he started Gokada, a motorcycle ride-sharing company in Lagos, Nigeria, but the company faced setbacks and mass layoffs after Lagos banned companies like his in January.
“We are shocked and saddened to hear the reports of the death of Fahim Saleh, one of the founding members of the Pathao team,” said Sayeda Nabila Mahabub, director (marketing and public relations) at Pathao.
“Fahim believed in the potential for technology to transform lives in Bangladesh and beyond. He saw the promise in us when all we had was a common purpose and a shared vision. He was, and will forever remain, an incredible inspiration for Pathao and our entire ecosystem,” she added.