Did selfie video stunt turn fatal?

Mohammed Shahid Hussain, who took a loan of `9 lakh from five moneylenders, appears to have lost his life after a failed attempt to take a selfie video to threaten his financiers.

Published: 13th October 2017 09:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2017 09:24 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Mohammed Shahid Hussain, who took a loan of Rs 9 lakh from five moneylenders, appears to have lost his life after a failed attempt to take a selfie video to threaten his financiers. Brother of the deceased believe that Shahid could have slipped off the table, with noose around his neck, while taking the selfie video to threaten his financiers, and died accidentally. 

Shahid’s elder brother Mohammed Mijahid Hussain, who was nearby when the incident took place, said  that his brother was harassed and abused by five moneylenders after he failed to return the amount. For his business, he had taken the loan while brother Mujahid Hussain was the guarantor.

“I observed that my brother Shahid was depressed over money matters. I also received calls from moneylenders who asked me to tell Shashid to return the amount at the earliest to avoid dire consequences. When I was standing outside the shop at Jumerath Bazar, I noticed Shahid was hanging from ceiling. I peeped through the partially closed shutter and saw that Shahid was screaming while holding a suicide note in one hand and a mobile phone in another,’’ Mijahid Hussain said.

He further stated that Shahid wanted to threaten moneylenders by shooting a suicide selfie video to avoid their regular harassment. “He had taken `9 lakh loan 13 months ago. His business was running in losses,” he said.

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