Distressed over not being able to exchange old currency notes for the “tilak” ceremony of his daughter, a 40-year-old man died in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh after suffering a heart attack, his family members claimed on Wednesday.
The “tilak” ceremony of Suman, daughter of Suresh Sonar, a resident of Sahatwar Nagar panchayat, was scheduled for Wednesday.
But he was short of cash due to “abrupt” demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, they said.
A dejected Suresh returned home on Tuesday evening after standing in a queue for hours at the State Bank of India branch in Ballia. He suffered a massive heart attack last night and died, family members claimed.
SP Vaibav Krishna said, “The matter was being in looked into.”
(With inputs from PTI)