Demonetisation: Bride-to-be’s father dies of heart attack

Ballia (UP): Distressed over not being able to exchange old currency notes for the “tilak” ceremony of his daughter, a 40-year-old man died here after suffering a heart attack, his family members claimed today.

The “tilak” ceremony of Suman, daughter of Suresh Sonar, a resident of Sahatwar Nagar panchayat, was scheduled for today. But he was short of cash due to “abrupt” demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, they said.

A dejected Suresh returned home yesterday evening after standing in a queue for hours at the State Bank of India branch here. He suffered a massive heart attack last night and died, family members claimed.

SP Vaibav Krishna said, “The matter was being in looked into.