Bank manager dies in Rohtak handling demonetisation rush

In Haryana, more than Rs 1,400 crore in new currency notes has been disbursed since the order for demonetisation.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:November 18, 2016 4:05 am
queue-759 Demonetisation leads to never ending bank rush. (File)

A BANK manager at Rohtak’s Cooperative Bank died of a heart attack after reportedly staying round the clock in the bank for three consecutive days to manage the heavy rush of customers.

Rajesh Kumar (57) was found dead in his cabin Wednesday. A security guard who reached the bank in the morning knocked at his door, but got no response. He alerted other employees of the bank who called the police. The police then broke open the door. Kumar was rushed to hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

A police officer said bank staff told them that Rajesh had been working frantically for the past three days. Owing to the rush, he had been sleeping in his chamber and had not gone home. The officer added that he had been taking medication for heart disease. Kumar, who belongs to Gurgaon, is survived by his wife and two children. After his death, work at the bank was suspended.

In Haryana, more than Rs 1,400 crore in new currency notes has been disbursed since the order for demonetisation. The state had offered to provide its own staff to the banks to help maintain the queues.

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    Valerian Menezes
    Nov 18, 2016 at 2:37 pm
    The cavalry manner in which this important decision was taken has caused all the trouble. The government has completely bungled on the issue.
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      Mangal Laguri
      Nov 18, 2016 at 5:18 pm
      Sorry to read this report. Unplanned decision of demonetisation has pushed bank staff under immense pressure.
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        Mahender Goriganti
        Nov 17, 2016 at 10:48 pm
        Very sad, hats off to this dedicated mangers service.
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          Priyank
          Nov 21, 2016 at 9:05 am
          The earthquake and train accident was also caused by demonetisation
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            SK SHABBIR
            Nov 18, 2016 at 9:08 am
            Govt should ensure adequate provisions before taking such decisions.Its really pathetic situations are going above control day by day.
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