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Debt-ridden student commits suicide in Leeds

Naseeb Chuhan

By: Sarwar Alam

A student who had racked up debts with interest rates of up to 1,200 per cent hanged himself in his flat in Leeds, an inquest into his death was told. Naseeb Chuhan, who was studying human geography at Leeds Beckett University, was found dead on May 28 last year, the inquest into his death at Wakefield Coroners Court was told this week. His father, Kuljit Chuhan, told the inquest that he discovered the mountain of debt only after his sons death. He believes his son was the victim of so-called payday loans or short-term high-interest loans offered by loan companies without any affordability checks. “In my mind, what begins as something quite innocent and…

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