Demonetisation: Women dies of suffocation at bank queue in Haryana, death toll stands at 34

The Narendra Modi government’s decision to ban old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has led to chaos in the country.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 19, 2016 7:59 pm
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In a bid to weed out black money from the country, the demonetisation move by the central government a few days ago has already led to 34 deaths across the nation. The latest casualty is a woman, who passed away due to suffocation after standing in a queue at a bank in Haryana’s Karnal district on Saturday. Most of the deaths occurred due to exhaustion after standing for long hours in serpentine queues. There have also been reports of suicide and even a murder over demonetisation in West Bengal. A few deaths have been reported out of shock, as alleged by the families of the deceased.

Here is a list of the reported deaths since the demonetisation was announced:

1. On Saturday, a woman passed away due to suffocation after standing in a queue at a bank in Haryana’s Karnal district.

2. Four days before his daughter’s wedding, Sukhdev Singh died of a heart attack in Tarn Taran, Punjab, as he was unable to buy groceries and other items due to shortage of new currency notes.

3. A 17-year-old BSF Jawan’s son committed suicide in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, after his mother refused to give him smaller value notes.

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4. A two-year-old died in Sambhalpur, Odisha, after an autorickshaw driver refused to take the family to hospital as they did not have lower denomination notes to pay the fare.

5. Lakshminarayana, 75, collapsed and was declared dead while waiting in a queue for over two hours outside a bank in Secunderabad, Telangana.

6. Surendra Sharma, a senior citizen from Aurangabad, Bihar, died while waiting in a bank queue.

7. Halke Lodhi, a farmer in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, committed suicide as he did not have money to buy fertilisers and seeds.

8. 60-year-old Aziz Ansari, a factory worker in Meerut, died of a heart attack while waiting outside a bank.

9.  A retired school teacher, Raghunath Verma (70), in Jalaun, eastern Uttar Pradesh, died waiting outside a bank. He went to withdraw money for meeting the marriage expenses of his daughter.

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10. In a Bulandshahr hospital, a child died because the parents had only old currency notes.

11. 24-year-old Rizwana from north-east Delhi hanged herself as she was upset about not being able to exchange currency for three days.

12. Unable to buy groceries to feed her family, a 50-year-old Surat woman committed suicide.

13. Shabana, a 20-year-old woman from Shamli (west UP), committed suicide after her brother returned home without exchanging currency notes.

14. A middle-aged  woman from Chikballapur district of Karnataka committed suicide after the Rs 15,000 she had taken to the bank for exchange were allegedly lost or stolen.

15. A farmer from Raigarh, Chhattisgarh committed suicide as he was upset over not being able to exchange Rs 3,000, which he was supposed to send to his stranded children in Tamil Nadu.

16. A 69-year-old man collapsed and died of heart attack after waiting in a queue to exchange currency notes outside a bank in Limbdi, Gujarat.

17. An elderly woman in Kanpur died while counting her notes.

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18. A Kanpur man, who had received Rs 70 lakh in advance for selling his land, died of a heart attack while watching PM Narendra Modi’s speech announcing demonetisation.

19. In Mumbai, a sick newborn child died after a hospital refused admission as the parents didn’t have legal tender.

20. An 18-month-old baby died in Visakhapatnam as the parents didn’t have money to buy medicines after a private hospital had refused old currency notes.

21. A one-year-old boy suffering from high fever in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, died after doctors stopped treating him as his parents ran out of Rs 100 notes.

22. A newborn baby died in Rajasthan’s Pali district after an ambulance refused to take the child to a hospital as the father couldn’t arrange Rs 100 notes on time.

23.  A 40-year-old washerwoman in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, died of shock on allegedly learning that banks “will not accept denominations of Rs 1000”.

24. A 55-year-old home-maker in Mahubabad district of Telangana, committed suicide because she thought her cash savings of Rs 54 lakh were now worthless.

25. A man from Howrah, West Bengal killed his wife after she came home empty-handed from an ATM.

26. A 45-year-old man from Kaimur district of Bihar died of a massive heart attack as he feared that his daughter’s would-be in-laws may no longer accept dowry in old currency notes.

27. A 45-year-old from Thalassery, Kerala died after falling from the second floor while filling the deposit slip. He had gone to deposit Rs 5 lakh.

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28. A 72-year-old man from Mumbai died of a massive heart attack while waiting to deposit old currency notes at a bank.

29. A 47-year old-farmer, who had to pay for farm labour, died of heart attack while waiting to exchange old currency notes in Tarapur, Gujarat.

30. Having waited for an hour in a queue, a 75-year-old man in Alappuzha, Kerala collapsed and died outside a bank.

31.  A 96-year-old man died waiting in a queue at a bank in Udupi, Karnataka, which was yet to open for the day.

32. A 69-year-old retired BSNL employee died waiting in a queue at a bank in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh to exchange currency notes.

33. A State Bank of India cashier in Bhopal died of heart attack.

34. Soon after watching PM’s announcement of demonetisation, a businessman in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh died after he complained of chest pain.

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First Published on: November 19, 2016 7:31 pm
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    End of
    Nov 19, 2016 at 4:41 pm
    feku spotted
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      Deepak Vohra
      Nov 19, 2016 at 10:27 pm
      modi should be held responsible and jailed for these deaths.
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        Nag
        Nov 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm
        So many people die of heart attack/Heat Stroke/Hunger or commit suicide for silly reasons everyday even before demonetization. Not treating a child at a hospital for not having money is a crime committed by hospital management. Corrupt politicians, Corrupt Industrialists and Corrupt Media are trying to create chaos among people, trying to provoke them and create social unrest. They are using innocence of people as a tool to safe guard their black money. People time to wakeup.
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          Mail Me
          Nov 19, 2016 at 8:27 pm
          Paid news. How much money you got?
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            mathimathi
            Nov 19, 2016 at 4:36 pm
            so far 34 martyred.
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              mathimathi
              Nov 20, 2016 at 7:00 am
              SEND UR WIFE CHILDREN IN A QUEUE. THOUGH U AND UR MORON Feku never face IT.
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                meenakshi
                Nov 22, 2016 at 9:30 am
                It is very sad that so many lives has been lost.This rule apply for the person who has black money., but all common peoples lives are lost.Some people don't understand the seriousness of poor and their need is not taken serious.Michael Xavier,If you would have been in their place you would have understood them well. If one have no money to feed their family and bank refuse to pay them as there is cash crunches where will these people go. Wage earner are paid in cash they need to exchange their notes bank queue takes 4-5 or more and finally they refused pay as their crunches. People always take them for granted.Also these daily wage earners can't go to work due to they have to stand in the queue. If Modi neglects the poor and dont think they will vote for him the next time.Modi wants foreign money flow in india and corruption to vanish. Where is going to take human life measures.so many people died in Up in the train accident and some many people are dying daily due to male nourishment this is not looked upon.
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                  Mahender Goriganti
                  Nov 20, 2016 at 7:30 am
                  Is Ghulam ali Bhai still alive without heart attack?? how can the number is still only 34?? (approximately 10,000/day die of heart attacks doing nothing or in sleep)
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                    Michael Xavier
                    Nov 20, 2016 at 5:19 am
                    This is a Bludner of democracy , I think time line should be extended , where is Ram Bhagwat , when indian are dying , RSS lost Speech of Indian.
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                      Naman
                      Nov 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm
                      bhakts have all gone where Feku's breaking wind!
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                        Ram
                        Nov 19, 2016 at 6:26 pm
                        It is hilarious to read the propaa pieces put forth by presutes at the behest of black money horderers and corrupt antinational political parties! Presutes, please publish number of deaths in India by category (pregnancy related, heart attacks, asthama induced due to inept governments like AAP in Delhi, old age, dehydration, accidents etc.) fifteen days before and after PM anounced action against your masters, the black money horderers! Ids theer any significant change? Then why relate 34 the deaths in a nation of 1.3B to actions againstr black money! Or are you implying that these dead people have still crores left unconverted? What is teh agenda? Common citizens are happy to see corrupts like Raul,Mamata,Maya,Kejirwal Yechury cry and try to instigate calm potion in to riots! Nothing of that kind is happening! All can see the gameplan of anti-national corrupt black money gang of politicians and paid media! These false twisting of facts of calling every terrorist as innocent victim and every death now as due to Modi's action against black money wont work. Common people are with Modi. Media should publish stories how the con artists like Mamata/Kejirwal and their gang is trying to misuse the falilities now open for poor to convert black money, how in Kashmir and Maoist areas terror funding is stopped and ISI and communists are upset!
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                          Ram
                          Nov 19, 2016 at 6:37 pm
                          Soon we will be seeing some poor man, preferably a dalit with some personal problems/mental issues induced to commit suicide by Kejirwal/Mamat/Yechury/Rahul gang with a promise of 5-10 crores of compensation as reward for suicide to his family. It All presutes start reporting as if that is the only event happening in 1.3B nation 24/7 for weeks to derail Modi's fight against black money. Now these crooks are scared about next actions, the gold they have horded the benami lands/property they control. Mamata's brother and Rahuls's brother in law and Kejirwal himself are best examples for these future targets. I am sure all crooks in AAP grab may be looking for such disturvbed dalit now with money bags for his family!
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                            Sam
                            Nov 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm
                            Very sad! Many of these unfortunate incidents could have been avoided if the people around the victims in these situations had shown a little humanity and compion.
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                              gopal
                              Nov 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm
                              Both are cheap guys. Modi sarkar and supporter have no mindless in making comments. Don't think Modi is not corrupt
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                                Guptan Veemboor
                                Nov 19, 2016 at 10:41 pm
                                Someone dying of suffocation while standing in queue is strange ! And about committing suicide is also strange. If people who don't have money for buying groceries starts committing suicides, the all the beggars in the country would have committed suicide long ago. The death of the one in Kanpur due to shock when he found that his black money of 74 Lakhs is real. Modi's move was exactly to catch such ones. And the doctors who refused to treat the child for want of money should be punished and their registration canceled. It was callous.
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                                  Augustus
                                  Nov 20, 2016 at 9:08 am
                                  Narendra Modi is a killer, his name brings forth disaster and misery, is there any reason why innocents must die for this man to be PM?
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