In a shocking incident, three women victims of a 'call money' scam attempted suicide at Repalle in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Monday.
According to the reports in TOI, the women tried to kill themselves at the house of a call money lender itself, who lent them the money.
The three women from Guntur, Dasari Venkateshwaramma, her sister Rajani and daughter Lakshmi gathered at the residence of the lender in the morning on Monday and attempted suicide by pouring kerosene on them.
Venkateswaramma, who was a basket weaver borrowed Rs 1.55 lakh from the money lender in her neighbourhood for her personal expenses at a high rate of interest.
The interest soon stacked up and she received several legal notices from the lender, stating that she has to return Rs 7 lakhs. Venkateswaramma, who was struggling to pay the borrowed money, did not get any help from the local police and revenue authorities either.
On seeing Venkateswaramma with her family, the neighbors immediately informed the police and police rushed to the spot to stop the women from committing suicide.
"With no response from the administration, suicide was the last resort for us. That's why we tried to end our lives," Rajani told TOI.