Vijayawada: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday directed the officials to take stringent action against online money lenders.

The Chief Minister also announced ex gratia to the families of the victims who committed suicide in Guntur and Prakasam districts.

During a meeting on Tuesday, the Chief Minister directed officials to take stringent action against those lending money through online apps at exorbitant interest rates.

A compensation of Rs 10 lakh was announced to the family of a 10th class girl who committed suicide in Korrapadu, Guntur district. She had recorded a video before ending her life. In the video, she said that she was ending her life because of sexual harassment.

Similarly, the Chief Minister announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the family of Bhuvaneswari, a differently-abled village volunteer, who died in a tragic incident at Dasarajupalle, Ongole town in Prakasam district.


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