Killer of Careem Captain arrested by Islamabad Police
Islamabad Police has arrested a young man who allegedly killed a Careem captain and stole his car near G-13 on Thursday.
Police said Attaullah, 25, tried to snatch car at gunpoint but opened fire when Junaid Mustafa, the 26-year-old victim, tried to resist.
Briefing the media, police officials said Atta was the one who booked the cab near Shaheen Chemist in F-11 Markaz at around 2:35 am on Thursday and told the captain to go to G-13.
“When they reached a service road in G-13, Atta told Junaid to get off. The suspect tried to force the captain out of his vehicle but the captain resisted upon which the suspect opened fire and killed him on the spot,” said SP-Investigation Sheikh Zubair Ahmad.
According to the police, the suspected killer fired three bullets at the captain named Junaid Mustafa after he shown resistance over the robbery attempt, leaving him dead on the spot.
Atta also has been found guilty in another a stolen car case.
Careem’s official statement stated that the company is cooperating with the police in every way possible:
Update on the Late Captain Junaid Mustafa’s Case: Official Statement by Careem pic.twitter.com/E7x6GQ1T8z
— Careem Pakistan (@CareemPAK) February 24, 2018
The ride-hailing company has also announced a compensation for the family of the deceased.
Meanwhile, another Careem driver was attacked late Sunday in the twin cities, Dawn reported. Rizwan Niazi, who hails from Mianwali, was attacked in Rawalpindi with a sharp object by one of two motorcycle-riding muggers, who made away with Rs18,000 in cash.