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Li Mingzhu, a flight at­ten­dant from Zhengzhou, He­nan Prov­ince, was al­legedly killed by a driver named Liu Zhen­hua who of­fered her a ride via the Hitch ser­vice on China's big­gest car-hail­ing app, Didi Chux­ing, on May 5. Ac­cord­ing to Li's fa­ther, Li had hailed Liu's car just be­fore mid­night to take her home from the air­port, but she never ar­rived. Po­lice found Li's body dumped in waste­land. She was al­legedly raped be­fore be­ing stabbed to death. Liu was iden­ti­fied as a ma­jor sus­pect, but his body was found in a lo­cal river sev­eral days later. He is sus­pected of killing Li be­fore com­mit­ting sui­cide. Ac­cord­ing to me­dia re­ports, Liu's driv­ing li­cense had been re­voked, and he had used his fa­ther's li­cense to regis­ter with Didi Chux­ing. He was also re­ported to have taken med­i­ca­tion for long-term de­pres­sion. The lapses in se­cu­rity trig­gered wide pub­lic con­cern over the se­cu­rity of on­line cab-hail­ing ser­vices which are of­ten crit­i­cized for poor vet­ting of their driv­ers.

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