Man dies while standing in queue at bank to withdraw money


A middle aged man died reportedly while standing in a queue to withdraw money from a rural bank’s branch at Hatbasudevpur in this district on Saturday. Sanat Bag (45), a labourer, was reportedly standing in queue to withdraw money for his daughter’s wedding when he collapsed and died, police said. Two of his sons are mentally challenged.

Customers wait in queue at Sate Bank of India ATM in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Manager of the bank, Uday Bhanu Pal, said he has heard that the man died outside the bank building. An inquiry has been launched into the incident, police said.

Trinamool MLA from Uluberia South Pulok Ray visited the spot and reported the incident to chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

TMC MP Sultan Ahmed said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 November, while announcing demonetisation, had claimed that the situation would normalise after 50 days.
However even after the deadline ended, the man died standing in a bank queue today and the Centre should be ashamed for it, he said.