PM Modi’s Surgical Strike on Blackmoney : Death toll rises to 55

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AMRITSAR, INDIA - NOVEMBER 17: Bank customers waiting to withdraw and deposit Indian currency notes outside State Bank Of India at town hall on November 17, 2016 in Amritsar, India. The Reserve Bank asked people not to hoard currency as there is sufficient supply of notes, even as banks struggled to manage the rush of people thronging branches across the country to exchange the scrapped high denomination 1,000 and 500 rupee notes. (Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
AMRITSAR, INDIA – NOVEMBER 17: Bank customers waiting to withdraw and deposit Indian currency notes outside State Bank Of India at town hall on November 17, 2016 in Amritsar, India. The Reserve Bank asked people not to hoard currency as there is sufficient supply of notes, even as banks struggled to manage the rush of people thronging branches across the country to exchange the scrapped high denomination 1,000 and 500 rupee notes. (Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

As people continued to struggle to get cash on the ninth day after demonetisation, the death toll rose to 55. These are confirmed deaths reported in the national and regional media. The number of unreported deaths may be higher. While most deaths are of the elderly waiting in long bank queues, there are quite a few suicides, especially of housewives.

The list of first 34 victims is here

The latest 21 victims name is as follows :-

  • In Chikballapur district of Karnataka, a 40-year-old woman committed suicide because ₹15,000 that she had gone to the bank to exchange got lost or stolen. She had hidden the money from her alcoholic husband. (New Indian Express)
  • In Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, a 45-year-old farmer was upset at not being able to exchange ₹3,000 at the bank for three consecutive days. He needed to send money to his stranded children in Tamil Nadu. He came home and committed suicide. (Press Trust of India)
  • In Limbdi town of Surendranagar district in Gujarat, a 69-year-old collapsed and died of heart attack waiting in a queue to exchange currency notes at a Bank of India branch. (Press Trust of India)
  • An elderly woman living by herself in Kanpur died while counting her notes. Police found ₹2.69 lakh worth of old currency notes alongside her body. (Dainik Bhaskar)
  • Also in Kanpur, a young man died of heart attack while watching prime minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of demonetisation. The man had received ₹70 lakhs in advance for selling his land just the previous day. He had been trying to sell his land for months. (ABP News)
  • In Mumbai, a hospital refused to admit an ill newborn because the parents didn’t have legal tender. The child died. The government has allowed the use of old currency notes only in government-run hospitals. (Mumbai Mirror)
  • Komali, an 18-month-old baby died in Vizag as the parents didn’t have money to buy medicines. The private hospital refused to accept old currency notes of ₹500 or 1,000. (Times of India)
  • Doctors in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh stopped treating one year old Kush, suffering from high fever, after his parents ran out of 100 rupee notes. The parents brought him home, where he soon died, his father’s 500 rupee notes now worthless. (Times of India)
  • In Pali district of Rajasthan, the ambulance wouldn’t take Champalal Meghwal’s new born to hospital as he only had ₹500 and 1,000 notes. By the time Meghwal arranged 100 rupee notes, the child had died. (Indian Express)
  • In Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh, a washerwoman came to know of demonetisation only when she reached a bank to deposit two 1,000 rupee notes she had saved. When told these were no longer legal tender, she died of shock. (Hindustan Times)
  • Kandukuri Vinoda, 55, a home-maker in Mahbubabad district of Telangana, committed suicide because she thought her cash savings of ₹54 lakh were now worthless. She had earned the cash by selling land to pay for her husband’s treatment, daughter’s dowry and buy a smaller piece of land. (Hindustan Times)
An Indian woman squats on the ground while waiting in a queue to deposit and exchange discontinued currency notes outside a bank on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. India’s government said Tuesday that it will mark the fingers of people swapping scrapped currency notes at banks with indelible ink as authorities struggle to deal with the corruption and bedlam spawned by the demonetizing of the country’s highest denomination currency. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

 


 

  • In Howrah, West Bengal, a man tense over demonetisation, murdered his wife Madhu Tiwary because she returned empty-handed from the ATM. He felt she should have waited longer in the queue. (Times of India)
  • In Kaimur district of Bihar, 45-year-old Ram Awadh Sah died of a massive heart attack as he feared his daughter’s would-be in-laws may no longer accept his old currency notes in dowry. He had saved up ₹35,000. (India Today)
  • In Thalassery, Kerala, 45-year-old KK Unni went to deposit ₹5 lakh for the second day, after being unsuccessful on the first. He fell from the second floor while filling the deposit slip and died. An employee of the state electricity board, the man had taken the money as loan just the previous day. Local media reports said he was disturbed as he had not been able to change the currency notes. (New Indian Express)
  • Vishwas Vartak, 72, died of a massive heart attack while waiting to deposit old currency notes at a bank in Mumbai. (Hindustan Times)
  • Barkat Sheikh, a 47-year-old farmer had a heart attack waiting to exchange old currency notes in Tarapur in Gujarat. He needed money to pay farm labour. (Press Trust of India)
  • In Alappuzha, Kerala, 75-year-old Karthikeyan collapsed before a bank and died. He had been waiting for an hour in the queue. (The News Minute)
  • In Udupi in Karnataka, Gopala Shetty, a 96-year-old man died waiting in a long queue at the bank, and the bank hadn’t even opened yet. (Times of India)
  • 69-year-old Vinay Kumar Pandey, a retired BSNL employee, died waiting in a queue at the bank to exchange currency notes in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. (Press Trust of India)
  • In Bhopal, a State Bank of India cashier died of heart attack. Bank employees have been putting in extra hours and handling large queues. (Hindustan Times)
  • A businessman in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, felt chest pain soon after watching prime minister Narendra Modi’s 8 November announcement of demonetisation. He died before the doctor could arrive. (Financial Express)

 

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