Eramma, 43, a daily wage female labourer was standing in the queue in front of a bank to deposit her savings of ₹25,000 with old currency notes. An unidentified man made away with the bag. That was all the money she had. Shocked by the incident, she hanged herself.

 

Eramma went to the Pragati Krishna Grameena Bank at Gudibande on 11 November, where the bag she was carrying the money was stolen. Earamma, who was residing at a hut had lost all her savings and took an extreme step and hanged herself on November 13.

 

The village panchayat had granted Eramma a house under ‘Ashraya’ scheme of the government. She belonged to the below poverty line group so the panchayat had granted a cheque of ₹25,000 cheque in her name. She had encashed the money and had kept in her hut.

 

As the currency ban was announced, Eramma was forced to deposit the money in her account, where her money was stolen and led her to take the extreme step.

 

In another incident at Nizamabad in Telangana, 36-year-old Sheikh Bashir, the driver who brought an auto in loan set himself ablaze as he was not able to pay the instalment with demonetised cash.

 

Bashir had taken a loan from finance institution last month. He was supposed to pay an instalment of ₹6,000 per month. But for the last two days, Bashir had approached many banks but failed to get the new currency notes.

 

Thus, fearing that he may be penalised, Bashir set himself on fire, said his family members.

 

Currently, he is fighting for life and death at a hospital in Nizamabad.