Akhilesh announces compensation:A woman was set herself on fire after spending three days in a bank queue to change six banned currency notes in Uttar Pradesh. Deceased was living with her four children in Aligarh. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced for compensation of Rs 5lakh, making it the first death officially linked to the currency banned announce by the Centre government last month.
Victim was a daily wager who went to bank to exchange old notes
Police report stated that the women Raziya, 35 died of vigorous burn injuries at a Delhi hospital on Sunday. A month after Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were announced to scrap by the government to block tax evaders, Raziya, daily wagers, went to a local bank with Rs 3,000 in 500 rupee notes given to her husband, who works in a factory. These were his wages for a fortnight.
Deceased family members were quoted as saying, “Raziya spent three days standing in line at the bank. Her family said each time she managed to get to the front, she was told the cash was over.”
A woman committed suicide after seeing her hungry children
“There was no money in the house when she came back on 22nd. Her four hungry children asked her to give food, but she was unable to provide food due to no money. Maybe she committed suicide because of frustration of spending all those hours outside at the bank, said Akbar, her husband.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said death outside banks and ATMs were worrying and poor family who suffered such deaths would be compensated from the Chief Minster’s Discretionary Funds, as his party and other opposition parties in Delhi have aggressively targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the government over the notes ban and its impact on people desperate for cash.