Man ends life ‘harassed’ by loan app organiser

Deccan Chronicle.  | Pinto Deepak

Nation, Crime

Police found that the organisers have morphed Rajesh's pictures with nude images and circulated to his contacts and were also abusing him. — Representational Image/By Arrangement

Hyderabad: Alleged harassment by an instant online loan app organisers forced a 35-year-old man to end his life by suicide. The victim Rajesh was found dead at his flat in Bachupally of Cyberabad. He is working as an executive for an online grocery store. Bachupally police registered a case and started investigation.

Police did not find any suicide note at the spot, but found a writing board, with writings in Telugu, purportedly written by the victim. 

It said that he was harassed by the organisers even though he was paying EMIs regularly. “KCR, Modi, it is not enough that you have blocked porn and online gaming. Block these apps too (sic),” the board also read.

Police found that the organisers have morphed Rajesh's pictures with nude images and circulated to his contacts and were also abusing him. Though his wife is also aware of the loans he availed, it is not clear on how much he had borrowed and from how many apps, they said. 

According to police, Rajesh hailing from Vijayawada was residing with this wife in Bachupally. Ten days ago, his wife went to their native place. 

On Monday, a delivery boy came to Rajesh’s flat to hand over a parcel. But as there was no response, he called up on the mobile number and Rajesh’s wife answered the call. She tried calling Rajesh, but as he was not responding to calls, she called up the apartment watchman to check on Rajesh who rushed to the flat to  find Rajesh dead in the flat and alerted the police. 

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