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Demonetisation: 5 children among dead as toll rises to 47

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The death toll of people after PM Narendra Modi’s announcement of demonetisation has reached 47.  Citizens across the country have been inconvenienced since the announcement.

Most of the people died waiting in the serpentine queue before ATMs/ banks for hours. 12 people collapsed to death mainly due to suffocation. 10 people died due to heart attack and seven people committed suicide. Five out of the 47 were children below two year old.


-Ram Chandra Paswan, who stayed in the serpentine queues for hours died. The man, in his seventies, had come to withdraw money from his pension account at the Mohammadganj Branch of the SBI. In the afternoon, he collapsed and was taken to hospital, The Indian Express reported.

– Lavkush died on Tuesday night as the economic condition of the family was not good and his father, a daily wage worker, was unable to get work due to demonetisation , News18 reported.

-Lakshmi, 70 year old, died of shock after over the death of her grandson Lavkush, News 18 reported.


-Tukaram Tanpure, 53 year old bank peon, died after a massive heart attack. The man was stressed in handling a large crowd and working for 12 hours  a day, Hindustan Times reported.

-Digambar Kasbe, 60 year old from Nanded district, collapsed to death after standing in the queue for hours, Hindustan Times reported


Four days before his daughter’s wedding, Sukhdev Singh died of heart attack in Tarn Taran, Punjab. Surjit Kaur, wife of the deceased, said, “Nobody was accepting the money we had saved for daughter’s marriage. My husband was tense due to this. He had complained of chest pain and died.” Indian Express reported.

Uttar Pradesh

-Suresh Sonar died of heart attack  after failing to exchange the old notes. The man was desparately in need of money for his daughter’s tilak ceremony, PTI reported.

– Sumit, a 17 year old son of a BSF jawan in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, committed suicide as his mother won’t give him small denomination notes, PTI reported.

– 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 reported.

– 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 reported.


– Lakshminarayana, 75, collapsed and died while waiting in a long queue for over two hours at an Andhra Bank branch Secunderabad, Telangana. He had gone to deposit ₹1.7 lakh. The bank didn’t have a separate queue for senior citizens, IANS reported.

– Kandukuri Vinoda, 55, a home-maker in Mahubabad district of Telangana, committed suicide because she thought her cash savings of Rs 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 reported.

Madhya Pradesh

Halke Lodhi, a farmer in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, committed suicide as he didn’t have money to buy fertiliser and seeds in time for the Rabi sowing season. “Had he got money from the bank in exchange of his old notes, he would not have committed suicide,” said his relative Bhupendra Lodhi, Hindustan Times reported.


– 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, PTI reported.

– 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, PTI reported.