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Punjab: Man dies days before daughter’s wedding; kin blames demonetisation

Sarpanch of the village said, “He had money, but shopkeepers were asking him to bring new notes of Rs 2,000 or only of Rs 100 or lower denominations."

By: Express News Service | Tarn Taran |
Updated: November 16, 2016 1:25:33 am
demonetisation, Punjab Demonetisation, man dies in Punjab, Punjab news, Latest news, Punjab demonetisation news, latest news, India news Surjit Kaur, wife of the deceased, said, “Nobody was accepting the money we had saved for daughter’s marriage. My husband was tense due to this.”

In an apparent fallout of demonetisation, a man in Tarn Taran district died of heart attack Tuesday, three days ahead of his daughter’s scheduled wedding, reportedly because he was stressed for being unable to buy grocery and other items due to shortage of new currency notes. The deceased, Sukhdev Singh, was a resident of Kalla village. His daughter’s marriage was scheduled for November 18.

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Sarpanch of the village, Darshan Singh, said, “He had money, but shopkeepers were asking him to bring new notes of Rs 2,000 or only of Rs 100 or lower denominations. Sukhdev had most of the cash in form of old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, but shopkeepers refused to accept. It made Sukhdev tense and he died of heart attack.”

Surjit Kaur, wife of the deceased, said, “Nobody was accepting the money we had saved for daughter’s marriage. My husband was tense due to this. He had complained of chest pain and died.”

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First published on: 16-11-2016 at 01:16:18 am

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