Who knew it that the country would come to a standstill within a few hours just after the announcement of demonetisation by PM Modi on November 8.
In an endeavour to clean the country of black money, corruption and tax evasion, PM Modi made a big announcement of banning 500 and 1000 Rupee notes in the country.
The ensuing days saw long queues, cash woes not only to some but for the entire nation. Reports of sacks full of burnt notes, floating torn old notes in Ganga river also pointed towards the hoarded money.
Just like any other big announcement this change also met with criticism from Opposition and a large section of commoners.
Different reports starting pouring in from various parts of the country of deaths either waiting in long queues or from heart attack.
#A hospital in Mumbai refused to admit an ill newborn because his parents did not have the legal tender. The child died, though the government has permitted the use of old currency in government-run hospitals for some time.
#In Mainpuri of Uttar Pradesh, doctors stopped treating one year old Kush, suffering from high fever, after his parents ran out of 100 rupee notes. The kid was brought home and breathed his last at him house.
#An 18 month old baby died in Vishakhapatnam as his parents didn’t have money to save his life. The private hospital refused to accept old currency notes of Rs 500 or 1,000.
#In Pali district of Rajasthan, ambulance wouldn't take Champalal Meghwal's new born to hospital as he only had Rs 500 and 1,000 notes.
#In Kushinagar district of UP, a washerwoman died of shock after she got to know that the money (500 and 1000 Rupee) she had saved is no longer valid.
#In Kaimur of Bihar, a 45 year old man died of a massive heart attack as he feared his daughter's would-be in-laws may no longer accept his old currency notes in dowry.
#In Thalassery of Kerala, a 45 year man fell from the second floor while filling the deposit slip and died.
#A 72-year-old man died of a massive heart attack while waiting to deposit old currency notes at a bank in Mumbai.
#A 47 year old farmer waiting to deposit old currency notes at a bank in Mumbai, died of a massive heart attack.
#A 75 –year- old Karthikeyan in Kerala collapsed before a bank and died. Reports say, he had been waiting for an hour in the queue.
#In Karnataka’s Udupi, a 96-year- old man died waiting in a long queue at the bank, and the bank hadn't even opened yet.
#A 69- year- old Vinay Kumar Pandey, a retired BSNL employee, died waiting in a bank queue in Madhya Pradesh.
# In Bhopal, a State Bank of India cashier died of heart attack due to elongated hours, resulting in poor health.
#A man in Faizabad of UP reportedly died of shock after watching the currency ban announcement on TV.
Not only these but many deaths have been reported post demonetisation/currency ban in the country.