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An Uber driver in India was shot dead by his passengers

TechCrunch TechCrunch 8/04/2016 Jon Russell

An Uber driver in India has been shot dead following an altercation with passengers who he served earlier this week, according to media reports in the country.

The incident took place in New Delhi, but precise details are unclear at this time. Local reports suggest that police are questioning the two teenage men who took a ride with the driver earlier this week. Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that the news is genuine, and it released the following statement:

Our thoughts are with the family of our driver-partner, the victim of this mindless violence. We have pro-actively shared details with the police to assist them with their investigation.

We’ll have more information as it is made available.

This incident is the second unsavory event to have occurred on Uber’s service in New Delhi. In December 2014, an Uber driver raped a female passenger. The company briefly suspended its operations in the city while it conducted a review following the incident. Uber later introduced new safety measures aimed at improving customer safety across India and in other countries.

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