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Hyderabad, December 18 (PTI): A 28-year-old man is said to have died
by suicide after harassment by an online moneylender
Company from which he took out a loan, the police said on Friday.
P Sunil, a software professional who lost his job while
the lockdown to contain the coronavirus, committed suicide by
hanging from a ceiling fan on Wednesday, they said.
The lender started sending messages to Sunil saying that
they would defame him as a defaulting party by sending messages to
his friends and relatives, the police said.
“He has borrowed from various lenders and defaulted on some of them
He got into financial stress when the lenders started
Put pressure on him to repay the loan, “said a police officer
In a press release from the police said, initial investigations
announced that Sunil had used 35 online apps to get loans.
The authenticity of these apps and the transactions made
it was said that he would be thoroughly examined.
These app companies allegedly received sensitive data
like contacts and photos from cell phones from
Customers and used them to defame or blackmail the victims
get the repayment.
“A number of complaints have been received against them
Instant loan apps at various police stations and that are
investigated to hold the culprits accountable, “the press release reads.
The police urged the public not to take out loans from
these “unauthorized” and unreliable credit apps that you may be using
sensitive information from cell phones.
In a similar case, a 25-year-old woman on Wednesday
allegedly died of suicide in Siddipet district, upset after one
App-based lender that she had borrowed from sent messages
in her phone’s contact list and claims it is on by default
the loan repayment. PTI GDKAPR
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