Shadow of loan application officers hangs over driver’s suicide | Hyderabad News
The victim, Mr. Raj Kumar Yadav, was a resident of New Ganga Nagar in Jiyaguda. Raj Kumar Yadav worked as a driver at a car showroom and also worked with his mother at a local cattle market. On Sunday morning, when Raj Kumar’s mother Kalamma went to work at the cattle market, he killed himself by hanging himself at home. The incident came to light when Raj Kumar’s mother returned home, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Goshamahal said R Satish Kumar said.
Raj Kumar left no suicide note and in her statement to police, Kalamma said she was unaware of any possible reason for her son’s suicide. Based on his complaint, the police then registered a case of suspicious death under article 174 of the CrPC.
On Tuesday, friends of the victim approached the police, doubting that he had taken his own life due to harassment from lending app operators. “Some of his friends claimed to have received phone calls and messages from loan app operators saying that Raj Kumar had not paid the money he borrowed through an app. They suspected that Raj Kumar could have ended his life due to harassment from the loan app operators,” Kulsumpura Inspector T Ashok Kumar said.
The police were also told by his friends that Raj Kumar had borrowed 12,000 through the app and repaid 8,000 and the operators started harassing him for the remaining amount of 4,000. “We need to verify the friends’ claims. The victim’s mother was unaware that Raj Kumar had borrowed money. We have sent Raj Kumar’s phone for forensic analysis to see if there are any suspicious loan applications or phone calls,” the officer said.