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CRPF Man Who Survived 5 Bullets To Chest In Kashmir Attack, Shoots Himself After Failing To Withdraw Cash From Bank: Report

He visited SBI's Tajganj branch every day to withdraw money without success.

12/12/2016 9:38 AM IST | Updated 12/12/2016 10:18 AM IST
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People line up outside an ATM at a State Bank of India branch in Mumbai, India, July 22, 2015.

A CRPF personnel, who took five bullets to his chest in a terror attack in Kashmir's Baramulla in 1990, and survived, shot himself to death on Saturday morning after allegedly failing to withdraw cash from the bank even after repeated visits, his son told the Times of India.

Rakesh Chand (54), who retired as head constable in 2012, had tried to withdraw the money he needed urgently for his medical treatment from SBI's Tajganj branch every day, without success.

The resident of Budhana village in Agra allegedly shot himself with his licensed handgun, his son told the paper.

"My father urgently needed money for the treatment of his heart condition. He used to receive a monthly pension of Rs 15,000, of which he needed Rs 6,000-7,000 for doctor's visit and medicines," Sushil Kumar, Chand's son, told the paper.

The bullets he took to the chest had left him with a heart condition.

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