China's driving giant Didi Chuxing has discontinued its carpool service after police said a driver raped and killed a female passenger.
A company statement said that the incident revealed that there were shortcomings in its processes, and so he would suspend the Hitch system for revaluation
Authorities said that the 20-year-old woman's ride on Friday in the eastern city Wenzhou had celebrated.
A similar incident occurred several months ago.
In May, the company suspended and changed Didi Hitch, which connects car owners and passengers after a 21
In the last incident, police said the woman got into the taxi at 1:00 pm local time (5:00 GMT) and sent a friend an hour later for help before losing contact. On Saturday morning, authorities arrested 27-year-old driver Zhong, who raped and murdered his vehicle, police said.
The body was recovered and the investigation continues, according to the statement.
Didi Chuxing said Zhong did not have a criminal record, but acknowledged that a complaint had previously been filed against him.
A former passenger allegedly said the driver had taken them to a remote location and followed them after leaving the car
"The incident shows the many shortcomings in our customer service processes," Didi's statement said high costs ".
The company also dismissed the head and vice president of Hitch.  Didi Chuxing is the world's largest Ride-Hail company in terms of travel, having covered more than a billion trips in the past three years.
In 2016, the US taxi app Uber agreed to sell its local business to Didi after making no profit.