Fahim Saleh, founder and Chief Executive Officer of ride-hailing company Gokada, is dead.
Saleh’ s dismembered and decapitated remains were found in his home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Tuesday afternoon, according to The New York Times.
His dog, Laila, was, however, found alive in the apartment at 265, East Houston Street near Suffolk Street.
The 33-year-old technology entrepreneur was gruesomely murdered by assailants who scattered his body parts in different locations within the apartment.
According to homicide detectives, his torso, head, limbs, and an electric saw were found separately in the apartment, adding that effort had been made to clean up any evidence of what had happened.
The police did not immediately identify the man, but several friends who spoke on the condition of anonymity said he was Fahim Saleh.
Saleh’s sister made the gruesome discovery at around 3:30 p.m. when she went to check on him after not hearing from him for a day, the police said.
The saw was still plugged into an electrical outlet when the police arrived, leading detectives to investigate whether the arrival of Saleh’s sister at the condo might have interrupted the killing and prompted the killer to flee through another exit, one of the law enforcement officials said.