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Demonetisation: Argument over cash withdrawal limit claims life of 80-year-old heart patient in UP

The Farmer Baladeen And His Son Rajesh Kumar Had Been Travelling To Allahabad Bank In Mahoba District For Four Days But Weren’t Able To Withdraw Money Due To Long Queues.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 18 Dec 2016, 08:16:40 AM
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New Delhi:

An 80 year old farmer, who was also a heart patient died inside a bank in Uttar Pradesh after an argument with authorities regarding withdrawal of money, his family said on Friday.

The farmer Baladeen and his son Rajesh Kumar had been travelling to Allahabad bank in Mahoba district for four days but weren’t able to withdraw money due to long queues. 

His son has alleged that the bank gave him less than half the money required for his treatment.

He claimed that although they had filled a withdrawal slip of Rs 14,000 they were provided only Rs 6,000.

The bank employees asked Baladeen to return next week for further withdrawals and an argument erupted amongst both sides.

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During the argument, Baladeen complained of severe pain in the chest and died on the spot.

The people inside the bank were highly enraged after the incident and demanded arrest of the bank employees.

As the situation got out of control, the police reached the bank and dispersed the crowd.

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The dead body has been sent for post mortem and Mahoba SP, Gaurav Singh has claimed that police is investigating the complaint.

It's the latest in a series of deaths since demonetisation took place and old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were scrapped.

PM Narendra Modi's move has been severely criticised by the opposition parties as they have claimed that India's poor have been severely hit by the concept of a cashless economy.

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First Published : 18 Dec 2016, 08:00:00 AM