HYDERABAD: On Tuesday in Marredpally, a 78-year-old retired administration employee suffered heart attack while waiting in queue to deposit demonetised cash at a bank. K Lakshminarayana, a retired superintendent of the panchayat raj department, was afterward affirmed brought dead at a nearby hospital.
Around 10.15 am, Lakshminarayana went to Andhra Bank’s West Marredpally branch situated at Kalki Plaza at Krishnapuri Colony, West Marredpally to deposit Rs 1.75 lakh cash in discarded Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Deputy commissioner of police (DCP), North Zone, B Sumati has also further conveyed that, after waiting in the queue for nearly about 20 minutes, Lakshminarayana abruptly collapsed. A police constable positioned at the bank with the help of a few people hurried him to a nearby hospital.
However, doctors affirmed him brought dead. Meanwhile, Lakshminarayana’s son-in-law Bhagawan, who works at a private firm situated right above the bank, reached the hospital and police handed him over the body. Bhagawan has also further conveyed that, my father-in-law was a heart patient. He underwent bypass surgery 15 years ago and as then he has been on medication.
Bhagwan conveyed his father in-law ignored his advice and went to the bank without notifying anyone. “We had warned him not to go to the bank. After I left for work, he got out of the flat to deposit cash.” According to the family members, on Monday Lakshminarayana, who is survived by three daughters, arrived his youngest daughter in Proddutur in Andhra Pradesh and returned to the city.
On Wednesday the family members said that his final rites would be performed at their native place Dharmavaram in Anantapur. The bank staff helped the shocked family by getting Rs 20,000 demonetised cash Lakshminarayana was carrying exchanged with new currency notes. Bhagawan has also further conveyed that, the bank has issued new notes for funeral.
The remaining demonetised notes was given back to us. “Lakshminarayana used to walk for about three to four kilometres every morning. It is tragic that he suffered a stroke though waiting at the bank. Senior citizens should be given precedence at banks to prevent such happenings,” Lakshminarayana’s neighbour A Sudarshan Rao told. The Marredpally police did not file any case as Lakshminarayana’s son-in-law gave it in writing that the family did not want to register any complaint.