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.