Kanpur: Woman delivers baby in bank queue while waiting to withdraw money

A 30-year-old woman delivered a baby girl inside a bank in Kanpur Dehat district on Friday where she had been waiting in a queue with her mother-in-law to withdraw money.

Kanpur: Woman delivers baby in bank queue while waiting to withdraw money

A 30-year-old woman delivered a baby girl inside a bank in Kanpur Dehat district on Friday where she had been waiting in a queue with her mother-in-law to withdraw money.

Sarvesha Devi was reportedly waiting at Punjab National Bank to withdraw cash for the second time in two days. After failing to withdraw money on Thursday, she visited the bank again on Friday and went into labour around 4pm while waiting in a queue since morning.



Women customers helped Sarvesha deliver the baby as an ambulance did not reach the Punjab National Bank’s Jhinjhak branch. Cops then drove the mother and child to the hospital in a police van.

The woman gave birth to the child at around 3.45 p.m. while the bank was flooded with customers. Both the woman and the child are admitted to the Jhinjhak CHC. Sarvesha’s mother in law Shashi said that she is weak but the baby is healthy.
“I was afraid that I may lose Sarvesha, but she delivered a beautiful baby and is recuperating,” Shahi told Hindustan Times.

The bank officials said that Sarvesha’s husband Aashwendra died in an accident in September this year and she was at the bank to withdraw the first instalment of the Rs 2.75 lakh compensation allotted to her by the government.


Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes people have been thronging banks and ATMs to get the new currency which has resulted in unprecedented chaos throughout the country.

The country is facing severe cash crunch since November 8, and the scarcity of cash has been brought to the notice of banks, but they also helpless.