Careem captain killed in Rawalpindi

ISLAMABAD: After last month’s shocking homicide case of Careem captain Junaid Mustafa in Islamabad, another driver of the cab-hailing service has been killed in Rawalpindi.

22-year-old Careem captain Sajawal Ameer was gunned down by unidentified individuals on Monday night in Rawalpindi. Police said Ameer was shot multiple times by  gunmen as they tried to take away his car in Naseerabad police area. Officials said the victim was  was taken to a hospital where he died in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Naseerabad police told The Express Tribune that the suspects tried to take away the car but the vehicle had a tracker installed which shut down its engine, after which they abandoned the car nearby and fled. The car has been recovered and a case has been registered against unidentified persons. The culprits also reportedly took away cash and mobile phones from the driver.

A senior police officer said they had collected data from the ride-hailing service and were investigating the case. He said though possible but it was not confirmed whether the same people who booked the ride killed the young man. The officer said it was also yet not known how many people were involved in the snatching-murder incident, as no eyewitness statement had been recorded yet. The officer said that the victim had received five pistol bullets.

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