A 51-year-old employee of State Bank of India (SBI), handling cash counter at a city branch, died after he collapsed during a rush of people who had come to exchange the demonetised currency notes, a bank official said.
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The deceased, identified as Rampantula Venkatesh Rajesh, was posted as a customer service assistant at Gandhi Nagar branch of SBI in south-western part of city.
Branch manager of the bank, S Nausadkar, confirmed the incident.
According to family members of the deceased, who was an ex-serviceman, he had complained of chest pain last night.
“His wife had advised him to visit a doctor and not to go to bank. However, citing work pressure, he went to the office. In the afternoon, when there was a huge rush of people at the bank, he started sweating profusely and soon collapsed,” a family member said.
Nausadkar said, “After Rajesh collapsed, he was immediately taken to a nearby private hospital. There, doctors tried to save him, but was declared dead half an hour later.”
Ambajhari police is in the process of registering a case of accidental death.