China's ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has suspended its carpool service after police said a driver had raped and killed a female passenger.
A company statement said the incident showed there were deficiencies in its processes and so it would suspend its Hitch system for re-evaluation.
Didi Chuxing is the world's largest ride-hail company by number of trips.
China's transport ministry has demanded action from the taxi giant to ensure passenger safety.
Steps reportedly include better driver vetting and education for drivers.
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