Hyderabad: Elderly man in queue for cash dies of heart attack

"He died of heart-ailment... He had once suffered a heart attack and had been operated upon," the DCP said based on preliminary investigation.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published:November 15, 2016 6:10 pm
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A 78-year-old man, who had come to deposit cash at a state-run bank Hyderabad died today after allegedly suffering a heart attack, police said. Laxman Rao, a retired government employee, came alone to the Marredpally branch to deposit Rs 1.5 lakh this morning and stood in the queue at the entrance of the bank, they said.

“He collapsed on the bank’s entrance steps and the policemen on duty immediately shifted him to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (North Zone) B Sumathi told PTI.

“He died of heart-ailment… He had once suffered a heart attack and had been operated upon,” the DCP said based on preliminary investigation. Rao was a native of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh.

Another police officer, who was on duty at the bank when the elderly man collapsed on the steps, said: “Though there were large number of people at the bank, separate queues were made for depositing and exchanging currency. He waited in the queue for around 30 minutes.”

“After seeing him collapse on the steps, I got him shifted in an auto-rickshaw and later in an ambulance to a hospital, but he died,” the police officer said.

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  1. C
    Nov 15, 2016 at 3:02 pm
    4-5 people died due to demonizing policy. people should sue modi for not honoring the pledge on currency notes. what a mess...everyone is queueing infront of banks....drama e diot is doing loose ta lk.
    1. D
      Nov 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm
      Every day 1 lakh people in India die after reading Indian Express head lines..
      1. S
        Nov 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm
        people who sent him to queue his children , relatives should be investigated and charged for negligence leading to manslaughter . who to blame, govt which fights against corruption or the relatives who send a sick man to q.lt;br/gt;btw, how many people died due to inconvenience caused by telengana uprising or bandhs, etc. then you will claim it is for greater cause, so fighting corruption becomes lesser cause.
        1. K
          Nov 15, 2016 at 6:58 pm
          1. Value of fake currency in India as of Nov 8th = 0 , that is any around 1500 crores..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;People are spreading misinformation if you have accounted money you WILL NOT loose a single PAISE.lt;br/gt;Agree this is not done perfectly and could have done better, but this is a cause worth fighting for !!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Logic is simple if this succeeds, the common man wins.lt;br/gt;If it fails people with fake and black money wins ... SIMPLE !!
          1. K
            Nov 15, 2016 at 6:48 pm
            He died because of heart attack.. If he died in a riot you can blame the riot..lt;br/gt;What happens if he dies of heart attack at his home..Who will you blame his heart attack or ??lt;br/gt;Common people know this a their chance to fight corruption...Never seen Indians standing in queue like this with so much order.
            1. B
              Nov 15, 2016 at 6:09 pm
              Demonetization has been big failure and had done irreparable harm to the common man while those with lots of money hire servants to stand in the lines. This move by Modi is a big failure and will cost him at the polls. No other country has carried out such a move even during war time.
              1. P
                Nov 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm
                Yes. The govt betra the trust of ordinary people. The promise on the notes "I promise to pay..." was broken. Total mayhem, total mess, even deaths...Even during wars I have not seen this kind of situation. One man should not impose his decisions. Senior people should be consulted in crucial decisions.
                1. R
                  Radhika Choudhary
                  Nov 16, 2016 at 2:59 am
                  78 year old person. People are so inhumane to make him stand in a queue. Not Modi's mistake. It's a heart attack, may be he would have died even if he was at home. Don't link every thing happening post demonetisation with the move. RIP the old person'
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