HYDERABAD: In a latest case of harassment from organizers of microcredit applications, a technician committed suicide in Rajendranagar. Panditi Sunil, 28, who had lost her job during the pandemic, had obtained loans in small denominations from several loan applications.
When he was unable to repay the loan, they began to harass him and his family members, and even circulated his photos and contact details to all of his contacts, calling him a fraudster. Unable to endure the harassment, Sunil committed suicide. Police who previously registered a case under Section 174 CrPC are now amending the charges of incitement to suicide against the organizers of the loan app.
G Suresh, inspector of the Rajendranagar police station, said prima facie investigations revealed that Sunil had obtained loans from several micro-loan applications in recent months. Since he could not repay the loans, the organizers started calling his family and friends, demanding repayment.
“We are in the process of locating the origin of these loan applications and we are also collecting information on the amount of loans he has received. Based on this information, the investigation will continue,” he said. declared.
Loss of employment due to the pandemic
Sunil, originally from Guntur district, worked as a technician in Hyderabad and resided in Rajendranagar with his wife Ramya. During the pandemic, he lost his job and returned to Guntur.
His wife gave birth to a boy five months ago, after which they returned to town in search of work. Investigations revealed that he was recently hired by another software company and was scheduled to report this week. Meanwhile, representatives of the microcredit application started calling her for reimbursement.
Since he could not repay, they called his wife, his mother at home and his friends to inform them also that he was in default. On Wednesday, Sunil hanged himself at his home. Following his wife’s complaint, Rajendranagar police registered a case on Thursday.
More than 50 people approach the cops
There are six recorded cases with the Hyderabad Cybercrime wing, three with the Cyberabad Cybercrime wing and one case with the Rachakonda Cybercrime wing. More than 50 people have approached the Rachakonda Cybercrime Wing with complaints against mobile applications. Most of them have benefited from loans of around 5,000 rupees, some of them have benefited from smaller denomination amounts from several applications. Rachakonda Cybercrime found that in one case the victim took advantage of Rs 8 lakh but was forced to repay Rs 11 lakh
Sensitive data misused by applications
The app companies collect sensitive data such as contacts, photos, locations and phone memory from customers’ mobile phones and use it to defame or blackmail customers in order to obtain reimbursement, according to one. Telangana DGP office press release.
Two other people who committed suicide earlier due to harassment were identified as Eddu Srawan Yadav, 23, resident of Narsapur, Medak, was harassed by UU Cash, and Kirni Mounika, 28, resident of Rajagopalpet, Siddipet , was harassed by Snap. This.
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