This is the third death reported outside banks and ATMs in the national capital since the November 8 demonetisation drive.
New Delhi: A man collapsed after standing in a queue of a nationalised bank in East-Delhi’s Geeta Colony area on Friday. He was immediately taken to a nearby dispensary where he was declared brought dead. This is the third death reported outside banks and ATMs in the national capital since the November 8 demonetisation drive.
Identified as Narinder Singh (57), the victim was a financier who used to rent out his three-wheeler auto rickshaws in the Geeta Colony area. The incident took place at about 10.30 am when the victim visited the Geeta Colony branch of Punjab and Sindh Bank to withdraw cash. Minutes before he could withdraw his money after standing in the queue for about 15 minutes, he collapsed near the cash counter. He was first taken to the dispensary inside a Gurdwara at the Jheel Chowk where doctors declared him brought dead.
“The bank staff also knew him and they rushed him to nearby dispensary. By the time we reached there, he was declared dead by the doctors,” said Singh’s brother, Gurcharan, who is a businessman.
As soon as he collapsed, the bank staff first rushed him to the dispensary where doctor declared him dead. The staff bank then immediately informed the police.
After his identity was established, the police sent the body for autopsy to the Subzi Mandi mortuary. DCP (East) Omvir Singh said, “Post-mortem report said the deceased died of embolic stroke as he had a clot in his brain which triggered the heart attack.” Singh is survived by a son, daughter and 52-year-old wife Raj Bindra, who is a library incharge at Sanchar Bhawan.