Demonetisation woes: Woman commits suicide after losing money at the bank

A woman in Chikballapur district committed suicide on Monday after she lost Rs 15,000 while trying to deposit it at a bank.

Published: 14th November 2016 12:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2016 12:40 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHIKBALLAPUR: A woman in Chikballapur district committed suicide on Monday after she lost Rs 15,000 while trying to deposit it at a bank. Eshwaramma (40) hailing from Chendur village of Gudibande taluk in Chikballapur was so shocked by the loss of her hard earned money, that she chose to end her life.

According to the police, Eshwaramma's husband Nagappa was an alcoholic and had almost abandoned the family. She was manual labourer who had managed to save Rs 15,000. After being told that the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes had been demonetised, three days ago, she took the notes to deposit it in the bank at Gudibande, situated around 15 kms from her village.

According to circle inspector Gowtham, while standing in the queue waiting for her turn, she realised that she had lost the money. However, she was not sure whether she had lost the money or someone had stolen it from her.

According to villagers, she did not register any complaint at the police station, but returned home in great distress and had been crying ever since. Attempts to pacify her by the relatives and neighbours did not work as she could not absorb the shock of losing the money.

Eshwarama's son Naveen Kumar slept in the house on Sunday night as he was worried about his mother, but when he woke up on Monday morning, he found his mother hanging. Gudibande police have registered a case.

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