Demonetisation: Women dies due to suffocation while standing in bank queue in Haryana

As of now, 34 deaths have been reported to demonetisation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 19, 2016 8:20 pm
Demonetisation, demonetisation deaths, demonetisation effects, Haryana women, Haryana women death, Haryana women demonetisation, Bank queues, suffocation, india news, indian express news Most of the deaths have been occurred due to exhaustion after standing for long hours in serpentine queues. (ANI photo)

A woman on Saturday died due to suffocation after standing in a long queue at a bank in Karnal district of Haryana. More people felt the heat of the government’s move as the lines outside banks and ATMs grew longer. As of now, there have been 34 reported deaths, allegedly due to demonetisation as claimed by the families. While some deaths are out of shock, and some are suicides, most people died because of standing in long queues.

Meanwhile, A farmer in Uttar Pradesh hung himself ahead of his daughter’s wedding as he couldn’t withdraw the Rs 60,000 he borrowed for the ceremony. With the daily withdrawal limit capped at Rs 4,500 a day, the family alleged that he was worried about how to manage the expenses with all the money deposited in the bank.

Shocked by the announcement, a washerwoman in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh died after she heard that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were no longer legal. The woman found out about currency withdrawal only after she reached the bank to deposit her two Rs 1000 notes. Just days ago, she had allegedly exchanged smaller currency notes for two Rs 1000 notes for convenience.