A chief manager of Central Bank of Siliguri died after suffering a heart attack on Friday.
The victim Noyel Topna, who was originally from Ranchi fell ill inside his office on Friday noon and complained of severe chest pain. The employees of the bank then him rushed to a hospital in Siliguri where he was declared brought dead. The doctors in the hospital confirmed that the victim died of cardiac arrest.
A section of the bank employees told the police the victim was suffering from tremendous mental pressure since the announcement of the demonetisation by the Centre. The victim had been suffering from mental depression caused due to huge work load at his work place. As he was a senior official of the bank, he had to stay back at his office for performing various duties. Last April, he was transferred to the branch office of the Central Bank at Bidhan market of Siliguri. The employees of the bank told the police that like the other days, the victim came to the office in the morning. At around 12.30 pm, the victim complained of chest pain. The staff members of the bank said that he was complaining about unusual sensations in his body. He was rushed to the hospital by his colleagues.
A senior official of the All India Bank Employees Association said all the bank employees are working under tremendous pressure since the announcement of demonetisation.
The senior officials are not getting leaves. It is suspected that the tremendous pressure might have led to incident. The bank employees have performed an admirable job in exchanging the currency notes.
It may be mentioned that this is for the first time a senior official of a bank have died in such a manner.
Earlier many customers have suffered heart attacks while queuing up at the bank or the ATM kiosk for collecting money. Police have started an investigation into the incident.