57-year-old man dies standing in bank queue
In what appears to be a another case of death while standing at a bank queue, a 57-year-old man died due to stroke while he was standing at a queue inside a bank in East Delhi’s Geeta Colony on Friday.
The deceased has been identified as Narinder Singh, a financier who used to rent out his three-wheeler auto -rickshaws in Geeta Colony. According to his post-mortem report, Narinder died of an embolic stroke. A clot in his brain was also detected at Sabzi Mandi mortuary.
The incident took place on Friday morning at around 10:30 am when Singh visited the Punjab and Sindh Bank, Geeta Colony, to withdraw a cash of Rs 24,000 via cheque. On reaching the counter, Singh started feeling uneasy and collapsed.
Singh’s brother, Gurcharan Singh, a businessman said: “The bank staff also knew him and they rushed him to a nearby dispensary. By the time we reached there, he was declared dead by the doctors.”
As soon as he collapsed, the bank staff rushed him to the nearest hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The police were later informed about the case, after which he was identified and his family was contacted.
Deputy Commissioner of police (East) Omvir Singh said: “Post-mortem was conducted on the body of Singh at a mortuary near Sabzi Mandi. Reports suggest the cause of death was embolic stroke as the deceased had a clot in the brain.”
Singh is survived by a son, daughter and 52-year-old wife Raj Bindra who is a library in-charge at the Sanchar Bhawan.