Kerala: Another suicide reported over online loan app in Wayanad
A man was found hanging in his residence in Wayanad. As per reports, he had taken money from an online app and threatened to repay the money by sending the morphed picture of him on his phone. It is the second case after the couple in Kadamkkudy committed suicide after receiving threatening messages from an online app.
Wayanad:A man was found hanging at his resident at Arimula estate in Wayanad. The deceased was identified as Ajayan (43). According to reports, he had taken money from an online app and threatened to repay the money by sending the morphed picture of him on his phone. His relatives also said that he was facing financial burdens.
However, no one in the family is clear about the reason behind his suicide. The story came to a limelight when Ajay's morphed picture was sent to his friend's mobile phone. Later, some of the family members also got the same messages. As per preliminary reports, a loan of Rs 5,000 was taken from the loan app. His phone is in Meenangadi police custody. An investigation has been launched by the police.
Ernakulam: Police intensify investigation into Kadamkkudy couple's suicide
In the case of a couple committing suicide in Ernakulam, the police have intensified their investigation team to find the online loan app. Ernakulam Rural SP told Asianet News that the police collected the details of the bank transactions of Shilpa, who committed suicide, and that the messages she received from the app are also being investigated.
The central aspect of the investigation revolves around the online loan app connected to the incident where Nijo and his family tragically took their own lives due to financial distress in Kadamakkudi. However, the police have yet to ascertain the specific app from which the loan was procured. These loan transactions were conducted using Shilpa's mobile phone, and messages were sent to this device. Both Shilpa and her husband's phones were sent to the forensic team for a thorough examination.
Shilpa holds account at the Federal Bank branch at Koonammavu, Ernakulam. The police have collected the details of the money coming into this account. Currently, the case is charged with murder. If the details of the app are available, they will also be implicated in the investigation. Even after the suicide of a family of four, threatening messages are being sent to the phones of the relatives. The brother has also complained about receiving messages with a morphed photo of Shilpa.