LAHORE: Another online taxi driver was reportedly abducted and killed in Manawan Police Jurisdiction on Sunday.
Police said the body of the driver, Ashfaq Ahmad (42), was found with bullet marks in a sewer after locals spotted him and called them.
A police official said Ashfaq was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified suspects from the Sattokatla area a few days ago.
He said a kidnapping case was filed immediately and a police team was working on it.
To a question, he said, Ashfaq’s taxi was found parked along a road in the Sattokatla area.
He said the body had been transferred to the city morgue for an autopsy.
“This is the third reported incident in the provincial capital in which an online taxi driver has been found murdered.”
Earlier, in January this year, unidentified criminals killed a young online taxi driver, Mohammad Ali (26), after he booked a ride from Shalimar region. Later, his bullet-riddled body was found in the Sanda area of Lahore.
However, the police had solved the murder case and arrested the suspect who allegedly confessed to killing the young driver for refusing to wait and choose his (suspect’s) girlfriend.
Similarly, the body of another online taxi driver, Muhammad Ahmed, was found in Chuhng district of Lahore in November this year.
The victim was shot four times while his mobile phone and money were missing from the scene of the crime.
Posted in Dawn, December 20, 2021