Uttar Pradesh: Retired school teacher dies waiting in queue for 8 hours

Raghunath Verma went to withdraw money from State Bank of India's Madhogarh branch for his daughter's wedding, when he slumped to the ground after the eight-hour wait.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 16, 2016 2:19 pm
demonetisation, bank, atm, bank queue, atm queue, Uttar Pradesh, UP demonetisation affect, india news, indian express So far 33 deaths have been reported since the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November 8 announcement, scrapping old tender.

A 70-year-old retired school teacher, who was in queue for eight hours outside a bank in Uttar Pradesh, died on Sunday after he suffered a cardiac arrest, Hindustan Times reported. Raghunath Verma went to withdraw money from State Bank of India’s Madhogarh branch for his daughter’s wedding, when he slumped to the ground after the eight-hour wait.

According to the paper, Verma fell at the bank manager’s feet and pleaded to help him withdraw money for meeting the marriage expenses. Speaking to HT, Verma’s son Ravi Verma said, “We needed Rs 2 lakh for the marriage expenses. My father went to the bank for three days. He had spoken to the bank manager many times asking him to help with the withdrawal and exchange. The manager did not listen to him.” At least 1000 people were reportedly in front of him in the queue, despite him arriving at the branch early Sunday morning. Verma was taken to a community health centre and was declared dead on arrival.

“My father was restless when I spoke to him over the phone. There was so much to do. He was worried to carry on with the marriage as we were unable to meet the expenses. This decision of the government has been a double whammy, my sister’s marriage has been postponed and we have lost our father,” Verma’s son said.

So far 33 deaths have been reported since the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November 8 announcement, scrapping old tender.

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    Bharat
    Nov 16, 2016 at 10:27 am
    i know what will be the reply from govt and bhakts.. Soldiers are dying on border why cant we .. Sena ko s matierial bana ke khel rahe hai .. shame shame !!!!
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      Vikas
      Nov 16, 2016 at 11:03 am
      Poors are sleeping...RIP..
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        Indian
        Nov 16, 2016 at 11:37 am
        Bhakts are going to celebrate every tragedy. They celebrated Guajart, Muzaffarnagar and Kandmahal.
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          Dipankar
          Nov 16, 2016 at 9:01 am
          Can you give proof that 33 people have died due to #Demonetisation
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            Kabir Singh
            Nov 16, 2016 at 9:06 am
            At least the government could take care for such emergencies with a desk at DM office
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              r
              Nov 16, 2016 at 11:50 am
              That is in your third rate community's blood.
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              1. S
                sahil
                Nov 16, 2016 at 10:55 am
                Verma ji was not patriotic as per the jhandelwalan crooks. If they can somehow prove he was a Muslim(ie jihadi/stani/terrorist etc.) they can then portray this as a valiant encounter carried out by the NIA/AndhPol/DelPol/MumPol/GujPol
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