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Man, who consumed poison at BJP office in protest, dies

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

A man, who had consumed poison before Agriculture last week after he suffered losses allegedly due to and GST, today died during treatment in Dehradun, hospital sources said.

Prakash Pandey, a resident of Haldwani, the largest city in the Kumaun region, had recounted his story to during a Janata Darbar programme at the office in the state capital on Saturday.

Pandey had introduced himself as a transporter during the event. He told the that he was struggling to repay his loans after of a bulk of currency and the implementation of the Goods and Services hit his business.

He said he had to consume poison as his attempts to draw the attention of Modi, and chief through letters failed.

When workers realised Pandey had consumed poison, they rushed him in the minister's car to Doon Hospital, from where he was later referred to in

Pandey today succumbed in the of Max Hospital, the hospital sources said.

said he was sad to learn about Pandey's death. "We have just been informed that Mr Pandey passed away at It is extremely sad to hear this. Doctors attending him tried hard to save him."

Rawat said Pandey was on life support, but could not be saved "as he had taken more than the fatal dose of poison," he told reporters.

Former said the death was a "shameful" incident for the

"Pandey represented scores of people struggling to support their families. It is a matter of shame for the state government that it could not do anything to save the man. He has fallen victim to and demonetisation," he said.

Pradesh said the "painful incident" should not have happened. "As Pradesh I can only say we all stand by his family," he said.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 16:50 IST