Murder of Uber drivers may be Brazil gang leader’s ‘revenge’ for cancelled ride

Police said motive was still being investigated as Bahia governor said ‘drug gangster’ called for deaths after mother’s Uber cancelled

The grisly murder of four drivers for Uber and another ridesharing service in a Brazilian favela may have been driven by vengeance after a gang leader’s sick mother had a ride cancelled, police have said.

The four men, aged between 23 and 48, were tortured and killed after being called to the Jardim Santo Inácio favela in the north-eastern city of Salvador last week. A fifth driver made a dramatic escape and alerted police. He and two victims worked for the Brazilian transport company 99; the others for Uber.

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Source: theguardian