Sagar: A 69-year-old retired man died after suffering a heart attack while standing in a queue for exchange of demonetised currency notes outside a bank here, police said on Sunday.
“We got the information that an old man (Vinay Kumar Pandey) suffered a heart attack while he was standing in queue outside a bank to exchange his demonetised notes. He was rushed to a private hospital where he died later during treatment,” Police Inspector V. S. Chauhan said today.
Pandey, a retired BSNL employee, collapsed after standing in the queue for 30 minutes outside a bank branch in Makronia, his son Vinod Kumar said.
“My father was rushed to a private hospital where doctors said that he had suffered heart attack. Despite efforts, my father died an hour after being admitted to the hospital,” Vinod Kumar said.
He said the doctors told them that his father had suffered heart attack.
“My father Vinay Kumar Pandey had gone to get some demonetised notes of Rs 500 and 1,000 denominations exchanged yesterday,” Vinod Kumar said.
Central government’s decision on Tuesday to demonetise high value denominations of Rs 500 and 1,000 has led to a panic among people across country who are queueing up outside banks to either deposit or withdraw the scrapped notes or exchange them for lower value tender. Paucity of cash in ATMs has also added to the woes of people.