Demonetisation blues: Woman delivers baby in bank queue

Kanpur: Waiting in a queue, a woman, who came to withdraw cash, delivered a healthy baby girl inside a bank in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday. She was accompanied by her mother-in-law. Sarvesha (30) was said to be waiting at the bank to withdraw cash on Friday after failing to withdraw money on Thursday. She started feeling labour pains at around 4pm while waiting in a queue since morning. People present there tried to call an ambulance but it didn’t reach on time. Thus other women present helped Sarvesha deliver the baby. Police shifted mother and child to the hospital in a police van.

According to sources Sarvesha’s husband Aashwendra died in an accident in September this year and she was at the bank to withdraw the first installment of the Rs 2.75 lakh compensation allotted to her, along with a house, by the government.