The body of a decapitated, dismembered man was found inside a Lower East Side apartment on Tuesday afternoon — sorted in plastic bags right next to a power saw. Sources said the victim is the owner of a Nigerian* motorcycle-sharing company, but The Post is withholding his name until his family is notified.
*Nigeria is approx. 50% Muslim and 50% Christian.
DING! DING! DING! UPDATE:
The vicim has now been identified as s Fahim Saleh, a Muslim millionaire tech entrepreneur who moved into his $2 million Lower East Side apartment late last year. Fahim Saleh was born in July 1986 into a middle-class Bengali family in Saudi Arabia. The beheader is still at large.
NY Post Police came upon the grisly scene shortly after 3:30 p.m., after a friend of the dead man requested a welfare check at the man’s E. Houston Street building and called police, the sources said.
An electric saw was found near the body, which was described as a 34-year-old man. The victim’s arms and legs below the knees were removed, and body parts were found in plastic bags found in the apartment, the sources said.
Police were later seen questioning a sobbing woman — who sources identified as the victim’s cousin — in the lobby of the building. “She was really upset. Crying. Shaking,” local resident Danny Faust said. “She was just sitting there but you can tell her legs were shaking. She’s nervous. She was crying like, you know, wiping her eyes. ”She was screaming when she first came down,” said Faust, 40.
“It’s shocking. It’s gruesome,” resident Jason Rivera, 45, told The Post. “What could possibly be going through someone’s mind to decapitate him? Pure evilness.”