Seven loan sharks convicted of the suicide of a lender | Rajkot News

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RAJKOT: Seven loan sharks were arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly inciting the suicide of a 48-year-old man in Rajkot. Ironically, the victim was also a money lender whose house cops had recovered gold and silver jewelry worth Rs 1.56 crore. Against such an enormous amount, the victim owed the accused only Rs 3.50 lakh.
Police said the victim identified as Hitesh Goraviya hanged himself from the ceiling in the bathroom of his nephew Piyush Parekh on June 8. At Parekh’s, Goraviya had come to stay as a guest with members of his family.
Police convicted Bhabhalu Varu, Shailesh Mithapur, Shiva Varu, Alig Chandu, Pratap Chandu, Jairaj Chandu and Mangalu Chandu on the complaint of Goraviya’s wife, Meena Goraviya.
“In his complaint, Meena said that Hitesh owed the accused 3.50 lakhs in rupees he had contracted from them, for which the defendants harassed him,” said an official at the police station in the university.
After Hitesh’s suicide, when Amreli police raided his house in Nageshri village of Jafrabad taluka in Amreli district, they found gold and silver jewelry worth 1.56 crore of rupees.
It was discovered during the investigation that Hitesh and his father Vaju Sheth were working as money lenders in the village of Nageshri.

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