PMC Bank Crisis: Scam claims its fifth victim as 73-year-old dies due to heart attack

She was reportedly really worried for her family’s future as her daughter and son-in-law had deposits worth ₹2.5 crore in the bank

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The news regarding Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) scam has been doing the rounds for a while now. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had issued a notice to the to shut down its operations from September 23. Post this, an atmosphere of panic had spread amongst the PMC Bank account-holders who were unable to withdraw their own money.

73-year-old Bharti Sadarangani died of a heart attack on October 20 and she is said to be the fifth person related to the bank that has died in the last few days. 

The family of the deceased claims that her daughter had savings of ₹2.25 crore in PMC Bank. However, ever since the money was blocked, Bharti was under tremendous stress about how will her daughter survive and pay bills.

For the last 15 days, Bharti's daughter kept reassuring her mother on the phone about her financial condition but could sense her mental distress.

She was reportedly really worried for her family’s future as her daughter and son-in-law had deposits in the scam-hit bank. 

Bharti who lives in Solapur suddenly collapsed in her house at about 12:00 pm on Sunday. Doctors said that the cause of death was heart failure. Family claims she was hail and hearty before the scam broke out. Family is currently in Solapur to conduct the last rites.

Sanjay Gulati and Nivedita Bijlani, who both lived in Andheri, and Murlidhar Dharra and Fattomal Punjabi of Mulund Colony, had died in the last couple of weeks. While Nivedita Bijlani committed suicide, the other three died of a heart attack.

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