Man crushed to death in stampede outside ATM in Uttar Pradesh
A 65-year old man was crushed to death outside a bank ATM in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh while standing in a queue to withdraw cash on Monday.
The police said that Ramnath Kushwaha, a resident of Gulriha village, was caught in a stampede outside the State Bank of India branch. He was crushed by a crowd who had gathered to withdraw cash, SP Mohd Imran said.
Kushwaha had gone to withdraw money to make payments to a hospital where his pregnant daughter-in-law has been admitted. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead, the SP said.
In another incident in south-west Delhi’s Najafgarh area, a 49-year-old man died while standing in a queue at a government bank on Monday. Satish Sharma, a resident of Uttam Nagar in west Delhi, had gone to an Oriental Bank of Commerce branch with his friend to deposit money. The two were standing in the queue when Sharma collapsed and fainted. He was rushed to Mata Chanan Devi hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The government’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 100 notes and the chaos has it has followed has caused more than 55 deaths across the country. Most deaths are of the elderly waiting in long bank queue