A 54-year-old bank employee on Wednesay died after he collapsed in the branch during office hours, officials said.
The deceased, identified as Tukaram Tanpure, was working as a messenger with the State Bank of India's branch in Rajgurunagar, about 40 kms from Pune, they said. "Tanpure was working with us as messenger and on Wednesday afternoon, when he was sitting in one of the cabins of the branch, he collapsed on the floor and became unconscious," the bank's branch manager Shridhar Iyer said.
Tanpure was rushed to a Chakan-based private hospital, where he was declared dead on admission, he said. When asked if the branch was crowded with customers in the wake of demonetisation, Iyer said since morning there was crowd in the branch, however, it was controlled and manageable.
Dr Amol Benke, a physician at Unicare hospital in Chakan, said that Tanpure was brought to the hospital at around 1.45 PM and he was already dead.
"Prime-facie, it appears to be a case of cardiac arrest, however, exact cause of death can be ascertained only after the postmortem," he said.The process of registering a case was on, police said.
While in another seperate incident in Delhi, a 48-year-old man died allegedly after he suffered heart attack while standing in line for over eight hours to exchange now-defunct notes for new ones even as banks and ATMs continued to be crowded by hassled Delhiites eight days after the demonetisation move.
Saud Ur Rehman, a resident of Old Delhi, became unwell while standing at a queue outside a bank in Lal Kuan and was rushed to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital where he died.
"Rehman had been visiting bank for the last two days. He would reach the branch around 5 AM and wait for hours in queue, but by the time his turn would come, either the bank went out of cash or the counters closed.