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Shocked over new Rs 1,000 rule, woman dies outside bank in Gorakhpur

A 40-year-old woman died of shock in Gorakhpur on Wednesday after she was reportedly told that banks will not accept denominations of Rs 1000.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 10, 2016 12:32 IST ]
Shocked over new Rs 1,000 rule, woman dies outside bank in Gorakhpur

A 40-year-old woman died of shock in Gorakhpur on Wednesday after she was reportedly told that banks will not accept denominations of Rs 1000.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the washerwoman had gone to a bank in Captainganj tehsil of Kushinagar district to deposit two Rs 1,000 denomination notes.

After she reached the bank, she was allegedly told that banks will not accept these notes.  She was shocked to hear this and ultimately lost her life.

The report says that the woman had saved Rs 2,000 and that she had exchanged the change for bigger denomination of two Rs 1,000 notes sometime back so that it would be easier for her to carry to the bank.

 “Officials from the revenue department have been asked to visit the house of the deceased woman. If it comes out to be a death due to shock then necessary action will be taken,” District magistrate Kushinagar Shambhu Kumar was quoted as saying by HT.

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