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Elderly man dies in Kolkata after spending night in bank queue

Sk. Islamuddin of Metiabruz in West Kolkata, was declared brought dead at a hospital on Friday.

kolkata Updated: Nov 19, 2016 10:49 IST
People sleep outside a bank waiting for  the bank to open to exchange their old currency with new, in New Delhi.
People sleep outside a bank waiting for the bank to open to exchange their old currency with new, in New Delhi.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

An elderly man, who had queued up before a bank from the wee hours, died of heart attack at his home, his relatives said, becoming the latest casualty in the demonetisation related turmoil in India.

Sk. Islamuddin of Metiabruz in West Kolkata, was declared brought dead at a hospital on Friday.

“On Thursday, he had gone to the bank to withdraw money. But after waiting for long at the queue, he only got a chit and was asked to come back on Friday. He was desperate for money to feed his children. So he queued up before the bank from 2am.

“He went home at 4am and had tea and snacks. But then he had a massive heart attack, collapsed and died later,” said Islamuddin’s relative.