Bhopal: A former armyman on his way to get his old currency notes exchanged in a bank, died from a heart attack in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh, a police official said.

Babulal Valmiki, 70, left his house to get an amount of Rs 12,000 in the tender of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, exchanged at a State Bank of India (SBI) branch.

Additional Police Superintendent Amrit Meena told IANS,” Babulal left to get currency notes exchanged. He was almost 100 metres away from the bank when he felt unwell and fainted.”

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He was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

After the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, banks are exchanging notes of a limited amount of Rs 4,500 whereas in ATMs Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500 are being withdrawn.

Three persons have lost their lives in Madhya Pradesh in the last nine days, standing in long queues for getting notes exchanged at banks or to draw cash from ATMs.

Vinod Pandey died due to exhaustion from standing in a long queue in Sagar district while in Ratlam an old man standing in a queue at a bank died while his son, Sanjay, went home to fetch identification papers.

First Published | 17 November 2016 9:57 PM
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