Demonetisation: Two senior citizens die while in queues to withdraw money

80-year-old Biswadeb Naskar and 72-year-old Rabin Mukherjee died while standing in queues to withdraw money.

By: PTI | Diamond Harbour | Published:December 2, 2016 10:10 pm

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Two elderly persons, one of them a pension holder, died after being taken ill while in queues to withdraw money today, in two separate incidents in West Bengal. The police said that 80-year-old Biswadeb Naskar was taken ill while in a queue to draw his monthly pension in front of the branch of the UBI Bank at Raidighi in South 24-Parganas district.

A resident of Kankandighi in the Raidighi police station area, Naskar was taken to a local hospital where he was declared ‘brought dead’. His body was taken to Diamond Harbour for post mortem.

In the neighbouring South 24-Parganas district, 72-year-old Rabin Mukherjee similarly died just after withdrawing money from an SBI branch at Machlandapur town, SP Bhaskar Banerjee said.

His body was taken to a hospital in Habra for post mortem.

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    Rakesh Kochhar
    Dec 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm
    Shame on people belittling these unfortunate demises. If demonetisation was not done , these people would not have died now at least . The idea of demonetisation is good but execution is poor. No planning has been done and everyday rules are being changed . On top of this, people have outsmarted the govt by using devious methods to convert their money .
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      Benny
      Dec 2, 2016 at 8:16 pm
      Feku the muderer must face justice.
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        Bahmin.PIG.of.BJP
        Dec 3, 2016 at 12:09 am
        Thank God. There are no liability laws in India(brahmin pigs of Congress designed it that way deliberately to deprive the people of their right to live). Otherwise I have to pay those dead through my tax money. I am a Brahmin PIG of BJP.
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          Raghav
          Dec 3, 2016 at 12:14 am
          If somebody files a law suit on Modi SoB for murder, the BSTRDs in SC would immediately dismiss the case. Because they have to concentrate on when to sing national anthem, before SEKS, after SEKS, during SEKS and such important case like KUSH-BOOB Vs Subramanian Swamy premarital SEKS CASE.
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            Sunny
            Dec 2, 2016 at 6:47 pm
            I will pray it will happen to your family soon.. than u will understand
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              Kaliyug
              Dec 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm
              God only knows how many died on the Ration Card lines to get food grains and kerosene in the past under the Congress regime? Some people die in temples, others die when they are touring another country, so death by itself is not any news. It is unfortunate that these people died in the front of banks.
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                Muzammil Shaikh
                Dec 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm
                Book a murder case against Modi
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                  Muzammil Shaikh
                  Dec 2, 2016 at 8:07 pm
                  you die at the feet of modi
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                    mumbikar
                    Dec 2, 2016 at 10:21 pm
                    Is our country a member of the ICC ( international criminal court), if so, than modi and his entire team should be dragged there for genocide. Modi and shah did the same in 2002, and got away with it.
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                      comet
                      Dec 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm
                      People have become so heartless nowadays with ashirvaad of their devta har har modi. Nobody tries to put himself in the shoe of the sufferers, but they are dreaming of forthcoming acche din
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                        Vihari Naidu
                        Dec 2, 2016 at 7:18 pm
                        Explain how it is good ? I see illiterate s who don't know how black money is stored saying that this is good for the country. I just want to ask you how is it good. Terrorist still continues, corruption still continues, people are dying in lines. How is it good ?
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                          Vihari Naidu
                          Dec 2, 2016 at 7:27 pm
                          Just look at the BJP supporters making fun of dead people. Just remember those jokes they are making about those poor senior citizens who wouldn't have gone through this nuisance created by BJP which ended up taking their lives. Look at the crocodile tears and their blood smeared faces of those supporters.
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                            Hedonist
                            Dec 2, 2016 at 5:36 pm
                            1,50,000 people die in road accidents every year. Indian Express dies not care about them.
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                              vdthv
                              Dec 2, 2016 at 7:01 pm
                              Dying in road due to accident is unavoidable but dying due to actions of a govt sworn to work /protect for the betterment and interest of people instead leading to death of public is just pure murder by govt.
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                                Guptan Veemboor
                                Dec 3, 2016 at 12:25 am
                                The would have died if they had stood in queue to book railway tickets also. Still it will be good if banks make separate queues for senior citizens. It is the fault of the particular branches of the banks as the manager could always make such arrangements. Blaming these deaths on demonetization is silly to say the least.
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                                  yash sehgal
                                  Dec 2, 2016 at 6:47 pm
                                  And this is "good governance"...!!!lt;br/gt;Then what is bad governance...lt;br/gt;N shamelessly all efforts to veil rather than begging pardon..
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