Uttar Pradesh: Ailing 4-year-old dies as father waits in queue to get money for treatment

Meanwhile, the death led to a protest by the locals who squatted on the Banda-Fatehpur road and placed the body on the road disrupting vehicular traffic for a long time.

By: PTI | Banda | Updated: November 22, 2016 9:41 pm

An ailing four-year-old girl died on a bank’s premises while her father was waiting in a queue to withdraw money for her treatment in Tindwari police station area here. Dharmendra Verma, a labourer, had been making rounds of UP Allahabad Gramin Bank, Tindwari, for the few days to withdraw money for the treatment of his daughter who was suffering from fever.

Monday, he had brought his daughter to the bank and was standing in a queue for withdrawing money to take her to hospital when she died, Circle Officer Sadar Ajay Kumar said. The matter is being looked into, the CO added.

Meanwhile, the death led to a protest by the locals who squatted on the Banda-Fatehpur road and placed the body on the road disrupting vehicular traffic for a long time.

The move to demonetise high value currency notes was aimed at curbing black money, check circulation of fake currency and terror funding. Following the announcements, long queues have been seen outside banks for exchanging and depositing the old currency.

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  1. J
    Nov 22, 2016 at 7:29 pm
    pls file the case against the hospital or doctor for dereliction of duty
    1. T
      The Disturbed
      Nov 22, 2016 at 4:54 pm
      Aren't government hospitals accepting old currency notes? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Where was the mother of the child? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why couldn't the mother admit the child in the hospital so that the father could go to the atm and take the cash?
      1. D
        Nov 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm
        We feel the pain..but at the same time people need to use many other options available...IE reporter should have give them information about other options before printing news...
        1. H
          Nov 22, 2016 at 11:51 pm
          Who will take the responsibilities for all kinds of miss happening ,none. everyone is Happy with demonetization, but its unplanned not even consideration of any person and law.
          1. H
            Himanshu Trivedi
            Nov 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm
            and why not against the Banks and the Government as well?
            1. A
              Nov 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm
              I think people have the right to go to Courts and file cases against the govt. Imagine what would have happened in Sweden, Norway or US. The people there would have forced the government out within no time.
              1. K
                Nov 23, 2016 at 5:25 pm
                You deserve the biggest abuse in India today......Narendra Modi.
                1. T
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 9:48 pm
                  The article above does not mention anything about the father taking the child to the hospital/doctor and being refused service. So why sue the hospital/doctor?
                  1. M
                    madan gupta
                    Nov 22, 2016 at 10:30 pm
                    who cares , even a million poor die. if one rich die, press is flooded with news. doctors rush to his residence by himself.
                    1. N
                      Niladrinath Mohanty
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 10:51 pm
                      Any stick is good enough to beat Narendra Modi.
                      1. O
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 9:58 pm
                        It pains and your black money has made you breathless and psychopath.
                        1. R
                          Nov 22, 2016 at 4:13 pm
                          Question - Shouldn't the Doctor or hospital be held responsible for this? Instead of trying to blame Demonitsation for this?
                          1. X
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 10:46 pm
                            I prefer a UPA with scams than a Modi who treats people like dogs. Like puppies that comes the wheels of his car.
                            1. V
                              Nov 22, 2016 at 5:40 pm
                              The people of UP "in that line" are worst ! They couldn't give preference to that father and girl.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Its insensitive ness of people and Media to report in wrong context. She could have died in Traffic too, but that can't be solved. Either waiting in Queue for doctor. The line in front of ATM could have got solved by simply giving him the preference.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We the people of India didn't show that sympathy to the father of that girl. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Neither Modi bhakt in that line nor Yadav nor Congressi in that line came to help her. Reporter also should have questioned people's conscience instead of Demonetization.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Are you blaming corrupt people who are doing tax evasion for her death? Are you blaming stan for printing Fake notes? Are you blaming yourself and common man whether he is recipient or beneficiery of Bribe culture for it ? No !!!! BIG NO!
                              1. G
                                Guptan Veemboor
                                Nov 22, 2016 at 11:17 pm
                                It is really pitiable that this happened. But does it mean that it is demonetizationbe condemned for this tragedy. It is the callous atude of those standing in the queue which caused this. They should have allowed the poor father to exchange by allowing to be in the front. So also some bank officials or security persons should have helped the poor labourer. Don't blame Modi for this. All the deaths happened while standing in the queue is due to the callousness of the people in the queue.
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