Muzaffarnagar, November 14: A 20-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh has added to the number of deaths over demonetisation as she allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling of her house. The police said she did not have valid currency for her treatment and that is why she ended her life.
The deceased have been identified has Shabana from Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh as the UP police told PTI.
"Shabana committed suicide yesterday allegedly by hanging from the ceiling as there was no valid currency available at her home and Mobin, her brother, was standing in a queue to get the currency exchanged", SHO Anuradha Singhal said as quoted by PTI.
The incident caught attention when her brother returned home without new currency and found her hanging in the room.
The victim's family blamed the Modi's demonetisation decision for her death and alleged that Shabana was worried over her treatment as she was not keeping well for some time and did not have valid cash.
Several deaths have been reported over demonetisation since the India Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a ban on the currency notes of 500 and 1000 rupees.