Delhi, 22 Nov: Who is responsible for the deaths attributed to Demonetisation or it seems as common man’s life is so cheaper than tackling with corruption.
Another man died while waiting for his number, standing in a long queue at a government bank in south-west Delhi’s Najafgarh on Monday afternoon.
Satish Sharma, a resident of Uttam Nagar in west Delhi who used to work as a vegetable vendor in Keshopur Mandi, had gone to an Oriental Bank of Commerce branch with his friend to deposit Rs 50,000 in demonetised currency notes . The two were standing in the queue when 49-year-old Sharma collapsed and fainted.
His friend and others people standing in queue informed at the police control room. A police van arrived and rushed Sharma to Mata Chanan Devi hospital where he was declared brought dead, an official said.
However, the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained as Sharma’s post-mortem report is reported.
A similar death was reported in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise announcement to withdraw legal tender of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8.
Last Wednesday, a resident of Old Delhi, had died allegedly after he suffered cardiac arrest while standing in line for over eight hours outside a bank branch in Lal Kuan.
Though there is no official confirmation, but Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday told the Rajya Sabha that more than 70 people have died standing in long queues at banks across the country.
On the other hand, the government is busy in thumping their backs by claiming the move as to dig out the black money in the country.