Karachi Police have made a breakthrough in the investigation of the murder of Shahzeb, an online cab driver. Family members who were passengers in Shahzeb’s car from Hyderabad to Karachi provided their testimonies.
The family, comprising two women and three children, travelled from Hyderabad to Korangi Crossing in Karachi in Shahzeb’s car. The investigators learned that the family, frequent travellers between the two cities, hired Shahzeb’s online cab due to their regular driver’s unavailability. They reported nothing unusual during their trip, including any arguments or fights involving Shahzeb.
Geo-fencing Records and Further Investigation
The police have begun collecting geo-fencing records from the areas surrounding the crime scene, expanding the scope of their investigation. Officials are also gathering data from the vehicle’s tracker and have contacted the car tracker company for more information about Shahzeb’s movements. It was revealed that Shahzeb had stopped at a hotel en route to Karachi.
Investigators are questioning hotel staff and found a key chain from the hotel at the crime scene. However, they have not contacted the family Shahzeb dropped off in Korangi.
Shahzeb, a young online taxi driver, was found dead in the Safoora Town area of Karachi, with his body discovered near Safoora Chowk. Initial police inquiries indicated that Shahzeb was travelling from Hyderabad to Karachi when he was killed. His body, bearing bullet wounds, was recovered from bushes near Safoora Chowk.
Tragically, Shahzeb’s mobile phone and other valuables were not recovered from the crime scene, and his father had turned off the car’s tracker upon finding Shahzeb’s phone switched off. This incident has brought to light the risks online cab drivers face and the importance of thorough police investigations in such cases.