Man suffers cardiac arrest in bank queue, dies


A labourer died after he allegedly suffered a cardiac arrest while standing in a bank queue here to withdraw money “for the treatment of his son”.

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Uma Shankar, a resident of Durga colony in Goverdhan, was queued outside the Govardhan branch of Central bank yesterday, to withdraw money for the treatment of his ailing son, when he suffered a cardiac arrest, police said.

“He died before any treatment could be provided,” they said.

Shankar, father of five daughters and a son, was trying to withdraw money from the bank for the last four days, police said.

Angry villagers led by a local RLD leader Kunvar Narendra Singh, blocked roads for over three hours, demanding compensation for Shankar’s family and police case against the bank employees.

The blockade was removed after police intervened.

“We are not going to sit idle unless justice is given to the labourer,” said Singh.

“A probe will be initiated to ascertain the alleged accusation against the bank staff,” SDM M P Singh said.

“Efforts will be made to provide maximum help to Uma Shankar’s family,” he added.

(With inputs from PTI)