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UP woman delivers baby while waiting in queue at bank: Report

The 30-year-old had gone to a Kanpur Dehat bank to withdraw the compensation money awarded to her by government following her husband's death. It was her second visit in two days.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 3, 2016 12:11:15 pm
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A 30-year-old woman delivered a baby girl inside a bank in Kanpur Dehat district on Friday where she had been waiting in a queue with her mother-in-law to withdraw money for two consecutive days, a report in the Hindustan Times said. The police later took the mother and child to a hospital because the ambulance couldn’t reach the bank in Jhinjhak. The newborn is healthy.

“The mother is weak but the baby is healthy,” Sarvesha’s mother-in-law told Hindustan Times, adding she was recuperating in the hospital. Sarvesha’s husband reportedly died in an accident earlier this year and she was at the bank to collect the first Rs 2.75 lakh installment of the compensation allotted to her by the government.

She had gone to the bank on Thursday as well but couldn’t withdraw money. On Friday, she was waiting in the queue when around 4 pm she went into labour. “I was afraid that I may lose Sarvesha but she delivered a beautiful baby,” Sarvesha’s relieved mother-in-law was reported as saying.

Every since ban of high-value notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 came into effect on November 8, people have been queuing up in large numbers at banks and ATMs to withdraw and exchange cash across the country. There have been reports of people dying of exhaustion and other ailments while waiting for their turn. Short supply of currency notes at banks and ATMs that run dry as soon as they are replenished has added to the chaos.

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