Demonetisation: Farmer standing in queue to exchange old notes dies of heart attack in Gujarat

A 47-year-old farmer on Saturday died after suffering heart attack while he was standing in a queue for more than two hours outside a bank at Tarapur town in the district to exchange demonetised currency notes

PTI November 12, 2016 20:52:08 IST
Demonetisation: Farmer standing in queue to exchange old notes dies of heart attack in Gujarat

Anand: A 47-year-old farmer on Saturday died after suffering heart attack while he was standing in a queue for more than two hours outside a bank at Tarapur town in the district to exchange demonetised currency notes, police said.

"Barkat Sheikh died due to a heart attack when he was standing in a queue at the Corporation Bank branch to exchange his demonetised notes," Tarapur police inspector KC Rathwa said.

Sheikh, who hailed from nearby Moraj village in Tarapur tehsil, was rushed to a private hospital where he died during treatment, Rathwa said.

"Sheikh had to pay money to farm labourers and needed to exchange the demonetised currency notes. He was standing in the line for around two hours after which he suffered the attack," he said.

The scramble by millions of panicked consumers to exchange banned currency or deposit them had turned tragic yesterday when 3 persons died in separate incidents in Maharashtra and Kerala.

Long queues were seen outside banks even today as people jostled to exchange the demonetised Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes across the country.

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