12 May '18, 10am

Driver found dead after passenger murder in China carpool case

BEIJING (AFP) - The suspect in the murder of a passenger in a case involving Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has been found dead, state media reported on Saturday (May 12), after the killing of the flight attendant transfixed the nation. The 21-year-old woman, identified by police only by her surname Li, was killed the night of May 6, according to police in the central city of Zhengzhou, with state media reporting that she was found half-naked and stabbed at least 20 times. The body of the suspected murderer, a 27-year-old man surnamed Liu, was discovered on Saturday in a river in the city, Xinhua news reported, citing local police. DNA tests had confirmed its identity. Ms Li, who worked for Chinese budget carrier Lucky Air, had ordered a ride using Didi's Hitch service, which pairs up commuters heading in the same direction. The case has gone viral on Chinese soci...

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