Beijing: A ride-sharing passenger in eastern China has been raped and killed by a driver from the largest shipping company, Didi Chuxing, which focuses on the Australian market.
The 20-year-old woman boarded a Didi carpool vehicle at 13:00 local time on Fridays and sent a friend around 2 pm to seek help before she lost contact, police said in Yueqing, part of Wenzhou.
The police said they found the suspect, a 27-year-old driver named Zhong, around 4:00 am on Saturday.
They said that Zhong confessed that he had raped and killed the passenger, and that the body of the victim had been restored and that an investigation was being continued.
Didi Chuxing, the world's largest ride-sharing firm in terms of number of trips, said in a statement that it was "enormously saddened by the tragedy".
"We are very sorry, we have failed, we can not and will not shirk our responsibilities," he said.