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Stunned over new Rs 1,000 rule woman dies of shock outside bank in Gorakhpur

A 40-year-old woman died allegedly due to shock when she learnt that banks would not accept Rs 1000 banknotes.

india Updated: Nov 10, 2016 14:19 IST
Abdul Jadid
Abdul Jadid
Hindustan Times
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Tirtharaji a 40-year-old washerwoman had gone to the bank to deposit two Rs 1,000 notes. (HT Photo)

A 40-year-old washerwoman died allegedly due to shock when on Wednesday she learnt that banks will not accept denominations of Rs 1000.

Tirtharaji came to know about centre’s demonitisation move only when she reached the bank. The incident took place at Captainganj tehsil of Kushinagar district.

Pictures of the woman’s body lying on ground along with two Rs 1,000 denomination notes and a pass book went viral on social media.

As per reports, the woman had saved Rs 2,000. She had exchanged the change for bigger denomination of two Rs 1,000 notes sometime back so that it would be easier for her to carry to the bank.

District magistrate Kushinagar Shambhu Kumar said, “Officials from the revenue department have been asked to visit the house of the deceased woman. If it comes out to be a death due to shock then necessary action will be taken.”

In another incident, an 8-year-old girl died allegedly due to delay in treatment when her father, who was on his way to hospital to seek medical help, could not get petrol as he was carrying a Rs 1000 note which the pump station attendant refused to take. The incident took place at Mahua Mafi village.

First Published: Nov 10, 2016 00:34 IST