Sajawal Ameer’s tragic demise has stirred outrage among the drivers of the ride-hailing services. It was the second incident of such kind in a space of a few weeks where both drivers lost their lives to robbers.
Police took action after a strong reaction from citizens and other drivers and as a result, three suspects in Sajawal murder case have been arrested.
The suspects have reportedly confessed to the murder of Sajawal as well.
Three suspects were arrested by Police who came from different cities of the country. One of the killers involved in the crime belongs to Afghanistan.
Following individuals were arrested by police on charges of theft and murder;
- Sheraz from Rawalpindi.
- Sajid from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.
- Parwaz from Afghanistan.
Police, after arresting all three suspects, told;
It was purely a crime [of theft and murder and not target killing]. Three suspects were involved and upon resistance, they killed the captain. All three suspects have been arrested and murder weapon has also been recovered.
Sajawal Ameer was shot five times near the Lakho area of Rawalpindi. He resisted to let robbers flee with his car and it cost him his life.
The driver was rushed to the hospital, however, he couldn’t survive the injuries and tragically died a day later.
The suspects in the case were arrested after Careem provided authorities with the relevant passenger data of those who booked the car.
Careem CEO in Pakistan said that the authorities need to take stern measures to ensure the safety of Careem drivers. He further added that Careem is making efforts to ensure driver safety as well.
The CEO said that the company is considering to limit the service to certain areas of Islamabad until the law and order situation gets better.