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Gujarat: Farmer standing in line to exchange notes dies of heart attack

The farmer, Barkat Sheikh, who hailed from nearby Moraj village in Tarapur tehsil, was rushed to a private hospital where he died during treatment, police said.

By: PTI | Anand | Published: November 12, 2016 8:01 pm
Gujarat, farmer, farmer death, demonetisation, ATM, Banks, Banks queue, banks line, atm queue, farmer heart attack, india news, indian express Ahmedabad: Peoples stand in a long que to exchange the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes outside RBI office in Ahmedabad on Friday. (Source:  PTI)

A 47-year-old farmer on Saturday died after suffering heart attack while he was standing in a queue for more than two hours outside a bank at Tarapur town in the district to exchange demonetised currency notes, police said. “Barkat Sheikh died due to a heart attack when he was standing in a queue at the Corporation Bank branch to exchange his demonetised notes,” Tarapur police inspector K C Rathwa said.

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Sheikh, who hailed from nearby Moraj village in Tarapur tehsil, was rushed to a private hospital where he died during treatment, Rathwa said. “Sheikh had to pay money to farm labourers and needed to exchange the demonetised currency notes. He was standing in the line for around two hours after which he suffered the attack,” he said.

The scramble by millions of panicked consumers to exchange banned currency or deposit them had turned tragic on Friday when 3 persons died in separate incidents in Maharashtra and Kerala.

Long queues were seen outside banks even on Saturday as people jostled to exchange the demonetised Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes across the country.

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  1. S
    Nov 12, 2016 at 4:13 pm
    Poor farmer
    1. Jarasepu Panta
      Nov 13, 2016 at 7:04 am
      Fake I thinklt;br/gt;Or people who are anti bjp might have dela which made poor man die.lt;br/gt;But this doesn't mean demonitising is a bad move.lt;br/gt;Sorry for him ,poor man
      1. K
        Nov 14, 2016 at 5:38 am
        OPEN YOUR EYES INDIAN ALL BLACK MONEY MAFIA ALREADY TIP BY THE MAN IN ACTIONlt;br/gt;BLACK MONEY START FLOWING IN THE BANK SINCE JULYDIAN PEOPLE IS BEING TREATED LIKE ANIMALS IN FRONT OF THE BANK WITH THEIR HARD EARN MONEY.lt;br/gt; RBI data, there has been a substantial surge in bank deposits in the July-September quarter. Total deposits garnered by the Indian banks rose by an abnormal Rs 6,64800 crore in the July-September quarter to a record Rs 102.08 lakh crore. This is the highest quarterly jump ever recorded.lt;br/gt;START PROTESTING NOW OR YOU WILL BECOME AN ANIMAL.
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          Ashok Mazumdar
          Nov 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm
          Shanti Do Uske Aatma Ko.
          1. S
            Samir padhi
            Nov 13, 2016 at 12:01 pm
            It's tragic. But the heart attack may not be due to standing in queue,as he was a farmer and used to physical work. The events may not be connected.May his soul rest in peace.
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