Woman allegedly dies of shock after finding out about currency withdrawal: Report

According to reports, the woman found out about the currency ban only after she reached the bank to deposit her two Rs 1,000 notes.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2016 4:12 pm
Rs 500 note, Rs 1000 note, demonetisation, black money, aTM open, bank open, withdrawal limit, ATM withdrawal limit, currency withdrawal People outside an ATM that remained closed for the day due to demonetization of Rs 500 and 1000 notes. PTI Photo

Shocked by the announcement about demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, Tirtharaji, 40, a washerwoman, reportedly suffered a heart attack and died on Wednesday in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the woman found out about currency withdrawal only after she reached the bank to deposit her two Rs 1000 notes. Just days ago, she had allegedly exchanged smaller currency notes for two Rs 1000 notes for convenience.

District Magistrate of Kushinagar Shambhu Kumar told the newspaper, “Officials from the revenue department have been asked to visit the house of the deceased woman. If it comes out to be a death due to shock then necessary action will be taken.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to withdraw Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes from circulation from Tuesday midnight has led to long, winding queues outside banks and ATMs as people flocked to exchange the old notes. Many ATMs across the country had run out of money in just a few hours as the public expressed anger. The police especially in cities like Delhi and Mumbai have ramped up security to deal with public rage.

Several political leaders including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee have come out openly to criticise the demonetisation move of the government. BJP President Amit Shah on Friday in a speech appealed to the common people to bear with the initial difficulties to “weed out black money from economy” and questioned political leaders commitment to do so.

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  1. M
    Nov 11, 2016 at 9:50 am
    It's a very bad news! I never heard of any one dying in India before, let alone out of shock! More links are found the better to demonized the demonitisation scheme which is going to be the only cause of suffering from now!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Finding suicide cases will fit it best since dead ones won't be able to reply back!
  2. T
    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:41 am
    ohh..great..after killing dalits and muslims...BJP has started killing women who has little savings...
    1. I
      Nov 11, 2016 at 10:14 am
      Media must be punished legally or illegally for being anti national
      1. A
        Nov 11, 2016 at 10:07 am
        Modi has announced compensatory help of Rs. 5 crore to the bereaved family , out of black money with BJP leaders.
        1. S
          SOHAM DAS
          Nov 11, 2016 at 11:08 am
          when the economy would have collapsed and you would have seen hundreds dead whom would you have blamed.These comments are baseless.What was there to panic when the decision was for everyone.She coul have asked someone about the matter. Political leaders get the opportunity of making money black just because of these persons with weak heart.Ofcourse i respect her emotions,but it was nothing so great to have panicked.Today suddenly people are question the government.But previously when so many soldiers died because of the cowardise of the government then no one reacted.why,were they not humans? O sorry soldiers are meant to die. Remember my friend, in today's world war is done in two ways.Either with arms or with money. We are in financial war for a long time.Its time to end it.The counter financial war has began.if its not stopped it will kill more
          1. P
            Nov 11, 2016 at 11:12 am
            One named RR has suggested that the public should loot rich people. He justify saying that they have looted money from public. Then what is the difference between the two? The new looter become rich and the looted become poor. Is is the solution?
            1. V
              Vihari Naidu
              Nov 11, 2016 at 9:43 am
              So sad that common people had to go through this.
              1. R
                Nov 11, 2016 at 9:57 am
                One this is clear after this all currency dumping episode: This country is not poor and has got huge money. But the money is extremely unevenly distributed, creating wide rift between rich and poor. And most of the rich people are nothing but big thieves eating the rights of poor or ried cl. Even this govt appears giving no value to the ried and poor people. I feel people should loot those people on gunpoints or knife points or any point who walk in costly cars, have huge properties or have amed huge wealth with disproportionate share of their servants. Such people should be looted and their money should be distributed among the poor. Only this way looks to control this rich and black money amers of India. Our biggest enemies live with us only!
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