During investigation, police found that Sunil, originally from Guntur, had downloaded 35 apps and taken loans ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000, amounting to Rs 2 lakh.
All the apps have an uncanny commonality in their methods. They appear to be built upon one software development kit, which is suspected to be provided by a foreign country, the DGP’s office said. “Their act of calling up friends and relatives is violative of Rule 3(2) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011,” the note said.
Police are collecting details of the app-based financiers with the support of cybercrime police. “Once we get the details, we will arrest the owners of the app,” Rajendranagar Inspector Suresh told reporters.
Recently Sunil did land himself a job, but police suspect that his future employers might have also got a message, forcing the engineer to kill himself.
While he did not leave any suicide note, his family members, including wife Ramya, who was in another room, alleged that Sunil was depressed with the phone calls and even persons on his phone list were intimidated by telephone callers that they should ensure Sunil cleared his loans.