Labourer loses Rs 15k outside bank, ends her life in Karnataka

She was not aware if the money slipped during the rush or whether she was robbed by someone.

Published: 15th November 2016 01:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th November 2016 08:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENDUR (CHIKKABALLAPUR): A 40-year-old daily wage worker, who lost her entire life savings of Rs 15,000 while standing in a queue outside a bank to deposit old notes, committed suicide on Monday. The incident happened in Gudibande taluk, Chikkaballapur.

According to police, Eshwaramma’s husband Nagappa was an alcoholic and had almost abandoned the family. She lived with her only son.

She had managed to save Rs 15,000 in cash from her earnings over the years. After being told that the Rs  500 and Rs 1,000 notes had been demonetised, she took the notes to deposit them in the bank at Gudibande, 15 km from her village, on Saturday.

However, while standing in the queue, she lost the amount. Returning home in tears, Eshwaramma told villagers she was not aware if the money slipped during the rush in the queue or whether she was robbed by someone.

While Circle Inspector Gowtham said she had not filed a police complaint at Gudibande, villagers added she did not how to approach the police as she was illiterate.

Neighbours said they tried to pacify her but she remained depressed.

On Monday morning, Eshwaramma’s son Naveen Kumar woke up to find her hanging in the house. A case has been registered.

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