‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ writer dies by suicide; family claims cyber fraud
'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' writer Abhishek Makwana passed away last week due to suicide.
In a shocking turn of events, a popular television show, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s writer named, Abhishek Makwana passed away last week due to suicide. According to his family, they alleged that he was a victim of cyber fraud and blackmail.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the police officials say that Abhishek in his suicide note that was written in Gujarati mentioned ‘financial troubles’ and also said that he had been facing over the past many months however, it does not reveal more details, said the police. In his note, Abhishek also apologized to his family and as said that he tried his best to handle the situation, however, he could not do it any longer as his issues were only increasing.
After his demise, his family has been getting calls from the fraudsters demanding to pay all the money back since the family was allegedly made guarantors in a loan by Abhishek.
The police in Charkop have registered an accidental death record after Abhishek Makwana, was found hanging in his flat in a Kandivali building on November 27, 2020. Abhishek’s brother Jenis revealed that his brother’s emails he found out about the cyber load sharks. “I checked my brother’s mails because ever since he passed away, I got multiple phone calls from different numbers demanding to be paid back loans he owed someone. One call was a number registered in Bangladesh, one in Myanmar and others were from different states of India,” said Jenis.
Jenis said that from his email he understood that his brother took a small loan from one of the ‘easy loan’ apps that charge a very high rate of interest. “I looked at the transactions between them and my brother closely after that. I noticed that they kept sending small amounts despite my brother not applying for the loans. Their interest rates are as high as 30 percent.”
As per the texts on Abhishek’s phone, it shows that he was being blackmailed and the blackmailed stated that if he did not repay him they would share the information with his friends, said Jenis.
The police officer said that Abhishek’s family has shared the numbers of the fraudsters and will take an action against the alleged fraud company.