Karachi District East police have successfully cracked the case of a ride-hailing driver’s murder, arresting Abdul Samad, the suspect allegedly involved in the crime.
The investigation, sparked by the discovery of the victim’s body in the bushes of Karachi’s Scheme 33 neighbourhood, led to this significant breakthrough. The driver, Shahzaib from Hyderabad, was found deceased after transporting a passenger from Hyderabad to Karachi.
The murder prompted the formation of a special team by the District East’s senior police officials. Utilizing technical data from the car’s GPS tracker, CCTV footage, and other evidence, the police raided the Sachal police station’s operation and investigation wings, leading to Samad’s arrest. The suspect, during interrogation, confessed to killing Shahzaib in what he described as a “carjacking adventure” inspired by a video game.
The crime occurred near Punjabi Sodagaran Society, where Samad, under the guise of a passenger, used a pistol to demand the car from Shahzaib, fatally shooting him in the neck.
In his video statement, Samad admitted that he intended to snatch the car and the murder was a result of his attempt to emulate a video game scenario. After failing to save the victim, Samad placed Shahzaib’s body in the backseat and abandoned it in a secluded area. His plan to steal the car was thwarted due to the GPS tracker disabling the engine. The police also recovered the weapons and bullets used in the crime.
Following the incident, Shahzaib’s relatives, using the car’s GPS location, alerted the police, who initially suspected a woman’s involvement after finding jewellery in the car. This intricate case highlights the challenges and nuances of crime-solving in the digital age.”