Hyderabad: Ola cab driver found dead, suicide suspected


Hyderabad: Financial burdens and pressure of money lenders allegedly forced a 31-year-old Ola Cabs driver to end his life in Uppal.

The man, identified as Nagu Mahesh, reportedly committed suicide by consuming poison at his home when his mother and siblings were away. His family members informed police that he had borrowed money from few people, who were harassing him by charging heavy interest on the amount.

Police said, three months ago Mahesh joined Ola Cabs as a driver and took a Tata Bolt car on lease. As per the agreement with the Ola management, he has to pay Rs 1,100 per day, but he could not pay the amount for over 12 days, which accumulated to Rs 12,000. In addition to this, he had also borrowed money from known persons, for which he was paying a high rate of interest.

On Thursday, he worked till evening, came home and slept. His family members had gone to attend a function and returned at night. On Friday morning, when his father Pandari went to wake him up, he found him lying with froth from his mouth.

Police said that he could have committed suicide due to financial burden. Based on his father’s complaint, a case has been registered and investigation is on.