A 61-year-old sharecropper committed suicide after failing to withdraw cash from a bank at Kalna in Burdwan late night on Monday.
Police said the victim Shibu Mandi was suffering from depression as he had repeatedly failed to keep his word of giving money to some people and committed suicide as he didn’t get money even after standing in a queue outside a bank. It was his third day in the past one week when he had to come back from the bank without getting money.
Police came to know from his family members that he returned from the bank on Monday afternoon. He didn’t speak to anyone and did not even take his lunch. Instead he wanted stay alone in a room.
He hanged himself from a tree adjacent to his house on Monday night. A local resident found him hanging from the tree while passing from the area. The resident informed his family members and they brought him down from the tree. When the police reached the spot and took Mandi to hospital, he was declared brought dead.
He had cultivated onions on around one and a half bighas of land. But he had failed to withdraw money from the bank for further investment needed before harvesting the crop.
His family members questioned that who will be responsible for Mandi’s death. “Will prime Minister Narendra Modi take the responsibility as he died due to the hasty decision of the Centre?,” the villagers raised the question.
Meanwhile, the ordeal of the people continues due to demonetization of notes. People are no more patient as there were reports of scuffle outside branches of different banks when bank authorities had failed to give cash due to shortage in supply of notes.
The problem initiated outside Sasan branch of Bangiya Gramin Bank when people standing in a queue came to know that there were notes of lower denomination worth only Rs 1 lakh in the bank. They understood that it would not be possible for the bank authorities to exchange notes of all the people standing in the queue and at the same time, people had failed to withdraw money from the bank.