She claimed that the sudden demonetisation decision was the cause of her husband’s death and wanted justice.
Guntur: Congress leaders on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Phirangipuram police in Guntur district against RBI governor Urjit Patel & Prime Minister Narendra Modi, holding them responsible for the death of the retired employee who passed away while standing in a queue at a bank to exchange demonetised notes.
Retired fire services department employee P. Innaiah, 69, reportedly died while standing in a queue at Andhra Bank at Phirangipuram to exchange the demonetised notes on November 15.
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The family members had alleged that stress over demonetised currency notes has affected the health of Innaiah and he collapsed while standing in a queue and have died on the spot. However, the Phirangipuram police refused to acknowledge that the death was caused due to the Innaiah standing in the queue.
A Congress team, led by APCC state general secretary T.J.R. Sudhakar Babu, reached the residence of Innaiah and consoled his family members. The Congress leaders enquired about the death of Innaiah and have assured support to the family by pressurizing the government.
Mr. Sudhakar Babu alleged that heedless decision of Prime Minister Modi and the sudden implementation the demonetisation decision by RBI governor Urjit Patel, without making alternative arrangements had put the public into a lot of trouble.
He claimed that the Innaiah suddenly collapsed in the queue oppressed with a worry of losing money due to demonetisation of currency notes and held Modi & Patel responsible for the death.
Mr. Sudhakar demanded Rs 25 lakh in compensation to the family. He said that the Congress will conduct a memorial meeting in front of the Andhra Bank on November 28 seeking justice and warned intensifying of agitation if the government fails to do justice to the family.
In the meantime, Innaiah’s wife, P. Rose Mary, also lodged a complaint with the Phirangipuram police. In her complaint, she said that her husband was suffering from paralysis for the past few years and newly his condition had started improving. Though, when he went to Andhra Bank to exchange currency for the family’s needs, he died in a queue. She claimed that the sudden demonetisation decision was the cause of her husband’s death and required justice.
Congress leaders after lodging a complaint with the police met Phirangipuram tahsildar Pardha Saradhi and have submitted a memorandum seeking justice to Innaiah’s family. Meanwhile, Phirangipu-ram SI M. Anand told DC said that during the inquiry police found Innaiah’s death was natural.