Hitman Beheads & Dismembers Tech Entrepreneur’s Body in His Apartment
July 15, 2020
A professional killer murdered and attempted to dismember the body of tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh Tuesday afternoon. Saleh’s sister unexpectedly showed up to his $2.2 million Manhattan apartment around 3:30 pm and “interrupted” the hitman, dressed like a “ninja” dismembering her brother’s body with an electrical saw—the killer escaped through the service exit.
“He was dressed like a ninja, full out, so you can’t even see his face,” stated the NYPD after reviewing the CCTV footage.
According to authorities, Saleh’s remains were cut-up and prepared for transport, professionally. His head, limbs, and torso were all put into separate plastic bags and the electrical saw was still plugged into the outlet.
The killer rode up with Saleh in his private elevator leading up to his apartment. Authorities who reviewed the CCTV footage saw Saleh was visibly distraught during the short elevator ride. He was attacked once the elevator reached his apartment on the 7th floor. The killer was dressed in black from head-to-toe, wore a mask, and carried some sort of travel bag, which carried the tools needed for the job and would later be used to transport Saleh’s body.
“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,” stated NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carols Nieves.
According to the Daily Mail, the killing is probably financially motivated but no other details have emerged. Neighbors recall hearing screams and loud noises coming from Saleh’s apartment but did not call 911.
Fahim Saleh was called the “Elon Musk of the developing world.” He was born in Saudi Arabia but he is of Bengali (Indian) heritage. Saleh ran several start-ups from a motorbike hailing company in Lagos, Nigeria to other app development ventures in Bangladesh. His first company, Prank Dial had success in the United States.
Saleh recently founded a venture capital firm specifically created to invest in developing countries, including Picap, Colombia’s very first Uber-style ride-sharing company valued at $15 million, according to the Daily Mail.