Fahim Saleh: Slain Pathao and Gokada CEO was worth USD6 million

Fahim Saleh

Tech entrepreneur, Fahim Saleh, who was murdered and dismembered in his Manhattan apartment last year was worth $6 million according to court papers.

The 33-year old killed by his executive Tyrese Haspil, was a Bangladeshi-American entrepreneur and computer programmer who founded Gokada, Pathao and JoBike. Saleh was also a founding partner of Adventure Capital, a Manhattan-based venture capital firm.

Fresh findings reveal that Saleh was worth around $6 million, according to papers filed in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court by one of his sisters, Rifayet Saleh.

The court papers noted that Saleh’s only debt was a $1.8 million mortgage on his $2.2 million East Houston Street seventh-floor apartment, New York Post reports.

Since Saleh had no wife, children and left no will behind, the money would go to his parents – Raihana Saleh and Saleh Uddin Ahmed.

Police said Haspil killed Saleh in the CEO’s Manhattan apartment on July 13. The following day, Haspil allegedly returned to Saleh’s apartment and used an electric saw to remove his head and limbs in attempt to hide evidence of the murder, but was interrupted and left through a service exit when Saleh’s sister came to check on him. Saleh reportedly had recently discovered Haspil stole some $90,000 dollars from him, and instead of turning him over to the authorities, fired Haspil and arranged a payment plan so he could return the stolen money, which New York Police Department detectives believe was the motive for the murder. Haspil was found and arrested on June 21, allegedly lying low less than a mile from the crime scene at an $18,000 per month AirBnB. He also faces charges of grand larceny, burglary, and concealment of a human corpse, among others. He is due back in court on January 11, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office told Forbes.