Elderly man dies in bank queue in Jalandhar
An elderly man, standing in the queue inside Bank of Baroda’s branch situated at Bhagwan Mahavir Marg died on Tuesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Resham Lal of Ram Nagar.
Lal who was in his sixties had gone to bank to withdraw money along with his wife. At around 10 am, he suddenly collapsed after which the bank manager Sushant Mishra, his wife, and other customers took him to nearby Batra hospital in Adarsh Nagar where his condition was normal. After half an hour, his condition turned serious and he was referred to another hospital.
Mishra gave Rs 10,000 to his relatives for the treatment. The relatives of the deceased had come to withdraw money from the account but were running low on cash.
Mishra said, “It is a sad incident and I tried my best to save his life.” Mishra said that he was sitting in his cabin when some customers raised alarm and immediately called for an ambulance. Lal was normal during the time when he was being taken to Batra hospital.
As per reports, Lal was withdrawing money for his son’s marriage. He was working as clothing trader. He was under stress for past few days due to unavailability of cash.
Civic body to take scrapped Rs 500 note till Dec 15
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