Demonetisation: Bride-to-be’s father dies of heart attack in Uttar Pradesh


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.

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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)


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