Woman dies after being pushed by bank guard, family blocks road

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Ludhiana, Dec 8 (IANS) Angry relatives of a woman blocked a busy road in Punjab’s industrial city of Ludhiana on Thursday after she died after being pushed by a bank security guard.

The victim, Asha Rani, aged around 50 years, who was a resident of a locality on Tibba road, was allegedly pushed by a security guard of the Punjab National Bank on the Shingar Cinema road here.

The incident took place when there was a rush at the branch and tempers were running high, eyewitnesses told police. The woman, whose daughter is due to get married soon, had been visiting the bank branch for the last four days to withdraw money, her son said.

The victim was pushed, fell on the ground and became unconscious. She was taken to a private hospital but had to be taken to the CMC Hospital here as her condition was serious. Doctors at the hospital declared her dead.

Relatives of the victim brought her body to the bank and held a protest. They also blocked the road in front of the bank. Police tried to pacify the protestors and asked them to lift the blockade.

–IANS

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