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.
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.