After Andhra Couple's Suicide, Chief Minister Orders Action Against Loans Apps

A couple from Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh died by suicide earlier this week due to harassment by the agents of a loan app.

After Andhra Couple's Suicide, Chief Minister Orders Action Against Loans Apps

Rs 5 lakhfinancial aid has been ordered for each of the children of the victim. (Representational)

Rajahmundry:

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to take stringent action against online money-lending apps for harassment and blackmailing users.

This comes after a couple from Rajahmundry in the East Godavari district died by suicide on Wednesday due to harassment by the agents of a loan app.

Chief Minister Reddy directed East Godavari district Collector Madhavi Latha to hand over financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the children of the victim.

"Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed officials to take stringent action against online money lending apps for the harassment and blackmailing at the hands of online money lending apps which are the cause of deaths," said the Chief Minister's Office on Thursday.

It was reported that the couple, Durgarao and Ramya Lakshmi, had taken loans from different loan apps. As they could not repay the amount, the loan agents started threatening them that they would share their inappropriate photos on social media.

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