A 46-year-old bank official died allegedly due to stress on Saturday in Nellore, following 10 days of handling heavy rush at the bank due to the demonetisation of high-value currency by the government.
SK Sheriff was the deputy manager of one of busiest branches of State Bank of India in the district.
It was reported that he was rushed to nearby Jayabharat Hospital by assistant general manager of the branch, Sankar Rao, after he suddenly collapsed around 6.30 pm.
Later his brother SK Shajahan took him to Bollineni Super Specialty Hospital where he died. Shajahan said that Sheriff was healthy but was stressed out because of the workload.
"He was very sad since customers were looking at bankers as culprits though they had nothing to do with demonetisation and was working from 8 am to 10 pm to serve them. He was hurt when customers locked the door of the bank at 7 pm two days back preventing officials from leaving the branch," Shajahan told Deccan Chronicle.
It was also reported that the holiday on second Saturday for the banks were cancelled on November 12, and they had to work on Sundaytoo for the convenience of the people. Even after that, the increasing crowd in banks and ATMs had left the bank officials with extra work. Security guards too are having a tough time controlling the crowd. On Saturday it was reported that nearly 70% of the ATMs are not in working condition in the state.
People who got new Rs 2,000 notes are also facing a problem since vegetable vendors, grocery shops, are not accepting bigger notes.