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Loan app sharks drives TN youth to suicide

Chennai, Oct 4 (BPNS)

 A 23-year-old techie from Chennai committed suicide on Tuesday morning after he was allegedly harassed by loan app operators even after he had settled his dues.

The techie, identified as Narendran (23) was found hanging from the ceiling of his room on Tuesday morning. According to the MGR Nagar police, the family of the deceased Narendran informed that he was repeatedly harassed by loan app operators even after he had settled an amount of Rs 33,000 that he has taken from the app.

The police said that Narendran borrowed Rs 50,000 from his family and settled the loan app but even after this the operators asked him to pay Rs 33000 more and threatened and abused him verbally.

The loan app operators after threatening him also sent messages to his friends and relatives and falsely implicated him stating that he had not repaid their money.

An officer with the MGR Nagar police station told BPNS that they are investigating the various loan apps found on his mobile phone.

It may be noted that several people have lost their lives in Tamil Nadu after loan app operators commenced threatening them even after repayment of loans. 

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader Dr. S. Ramadoss called upon the government to take stringent action against the erring loan app operators.