The police arrested the driver on suspicion of rape and murder of a female passenger. (ANP)
The Chinese rider giant Didi Chuxing said it was Saturday & # 39; responsibility & # 39; bore for the rape and murder of a passenger by a driver who had been reported by another user only one day before killing.
The police in the city of Wenzhou said Saturday that they had arrested a 27-year-old man who worked as a driver on suspicion of rape and murder of a female passenger who had used the app to ride a lift.
The killing has aroused criticism of the company – known as the "Chinese Uber" due to its overwhelming popularity in the country – and raised new concerns about the safety of its users.
In a statement released on Saturday, the company admitted that it had not acted after receiving a complaint about the same driver from another female passenger who claimed that he was driving her to a remote area and following her in his vehicle after she had had left the car.
"Our customer service did not investigate this report quickly enough, regardless of the reason, we take an unmistakable responsibility", it said.
"We have a responsibility and feel guilty, and as a platform we have betrayed the public's trust."
In May, a 21-year-old flight attendant was killed by a driver from Didi Chuxing, who caused criticism of the company's security measures and a tightening of the rules of use.
The latest murder has given rise to renewed and widespread anger to go online.
"How can a driver who is reported still carry passengers?" asked a user of the Twitter-like Weibo social network.
"Get out of the market! I do not want to see your next apology," said another.
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