Currency ban: He got his cash, but lost his life
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Currency ban: He got his cash, but lost his life

NEW DELHI: Long queues at banks caused by demonetisation took at least four more lives in different parts of the country on Wednesday. Six people had died over Monday and Tuesday.
An elderly man died in UP’s Azamgarh district, a tempo driver succumbed to a heart attack in Bareilly just after getting his money , one bank employee died on duty in Rajgurunagar, near Pune, and a 70-year-old woman collapsed and died while standing in line for money outside a bank in Vuyyuru, Andhra Pradesh.

In Azamgarh’s Maharajganj area, Ishteyak Ahmad, 70, a retired teacher, fell un conscious at a gramin bank where he had gone to deposit money . He was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. An officer at Maharajganj police station confirmed the man died while standing in a queue.

Khaleek Hasan Khan, 45, a tempo driver, who had been trying to swap old notes for three days, died on Wednesday soon after managing to exchange the scrapped Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes for the new currency at a bank in Bareilly. His family alleged he had been worried after being unable to withdraw cash for three days and collapsed at the bank after getting the money. He was rushed to hospi tal, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

A bank employee, Tukaram Tanpure, 54, died while on duty on Wednesday , PTI reported from Pune. “Tanpure was working with us as a messenger and today afternoon, when he was sitting in one of the cabins at the branch, he collapsed onto the floor and became unconscious,” branch manager Shridhar Iyer said.

Currency ban: He got his cash, but lost his life

In Vuyyuru town in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district, K Vijayalakshmi, 70, had been standing for over an hour in a queue outside a State Bank of India branch to exchange her demonetised notes when she collapsed, said a police officer. She waas rushed to hospital, but doctors declared her brought dead.

Another news agency , IANS, said nearly 40 deaths -including suicides, cardiac arrests in long queues, hospital casualties and a murder -in the past few days have been attributed to demonetisation.
Ultras’ fire at cash van in Assam, kill 1One person was killed and three others injured when suspected militants attacked a cash van from a tea estate in Tinsukia district of Assam on Wednesday. According to police, a cash van from a tea estate in Pengeri was on its way to Digboi at around 8.45am to withdraw cash from a bank when suspected militants fired at it with sophisticated weapons from inside a reserve forest. A sculptor, Abhijit Paul, who had taken a lift in the van, was killed in the attack.
Source: timesofindia