Fahim Saleh was a Bangladeshi-American entrepreneur and computer programmer who founded Gokada and Pathao. Saleh was also a founding partner of Adventure Capital, a Manhattan-based venture capital firm.
According to news sources, Fahim discovered that his assistant had stolen a lot of money from him but instead of turning him to the police he offered the assistant a repayment plan. For some reason, the assistant decided that the best way to pay back his kindness was to murder and dismember him.
Saleh, according to the medical examiner, was stabbed five times in his neck and torso, had multiple incise wounds to his arms and left hand and a contusion to his left forehead, the criminal complaint says. Haspil allegedly assaulted Saleh with a Taser before killing him and dismembering his body, police said.
Haspil handled Saleh’s finances and personal matters, according to police, and a law enforcement official said he owed Saleh tens of thousands of dollars and was on a repayment plan.
When Saleh’s cousin rang the doorbell to his condo, the assistant was allegedly dismembering his body with an electrical saw and fled, according to a law enforcement official. The cousin found that Saleh’s head, arms and legs had been severed in the living room of the condo, NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said.
This sense of entitlement where people feel like they should be entitled to your success at all costs especially those who didn’t contribute anything to it is what drives people to do such evil.
I’ve seen people grow envious of friends and family because they became successful. I have seen the evil in people unleashed because someone was kind enough to lend them money.
The fact that someone is your friend or your relative when they become successful does not mean they owe you, especially when you didn’t contribute to it in any way. The world just lost a brilliant mind because of the greed and wickedness of a fellow human. RIP Fahim.