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New York: a start-up boss killed and dismembered, his assistant charged

He is suspected of having acted because of a financial debt. New York police on Friday arrested the assistant of a start-up boss found dead dismembered in his apartment on Tuesday.

Fahim Saleh, 33, was found on Tuesday, beheaded and dismembered in his apartment. New York police chief investigator Rodney Harrison said the investigation would establish that he had been assaulted a day earlier by his assistant, 21-year-old Tyrese Haspil.

The latter, in charge of his finances and his personal affairs, allegedly attacked him with a taser after following him in the elevator leading directly to his Manhattan apartment.

Electric saw

The investigator does not give further details about the murder or its motives, simply stating that Tyrese Haspil owed Fahim Saleh “a substantial sum of money”.

According to New York media outlets, police found in the apartment – which the entrepreneur from a Bangladeshi family had recently acquired for some $ 2.2 million – an electric saw, which the killer allegedly left behind. crime scene.

Fahim Saleh, who said in a post on the Medium site that he started out by launching an application for making phone hoaxes, chaired the company Gokada, a two-wheeler sharing and home delivery application in Nigeria.

Rise in crime

According to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, he was also the co-founder of a venture capital firm, Adventure Capital, which specializes in digital services aimed at “making life better” in developing countries.

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