A court in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has sentenced a former Didi driver to death. Pan Tujin was found guilty of robbing and murdering a passenger in the city on the night of May 2, 2016. His female victim, identified only by the surname of Zhong, was reportedly a teacher.

According to the official court notice, in April 2016 Pan set out to find victims to rob via Didi’s ride-hailing services. He bought “tools“ including stickers to disguise his license plate number, a knife, a mask, and sedatives.

A Didi representative told TechNode that the company has no comment on the ruling, adding that to date, police had cracked 100% of major criminal cases perpetrated via Didi’s platform.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.