A 65-year-old man standing in a queue to buy subsidised onions at the Gudivada Rythu Bazar in Krishna district, reportedly died of cardiac arrest on Monday. The victim has been identified as Sambi Reddy of Gudivada Town.
Mr. Reddy was standing in the queue at the Rythu Bazar here to buy one kilo of onions being supplied by the government at subsidised rate. He collapsed around 10.30 a.m. People around shifted him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Family has no suspicion
Krishna district Superintendent of Police (SP) M. Ravindranath Babu said Mr. Reddy fainted at the Rythu Bazar, and on information police rushed to the spot and alerted his family members. The victim apprently had a bypass surgery a few years ago, and his family members said there was no suspicion on his death, so they have not lodged any complaint.
“However, we will follow the due procedure and police will help the victim’s family members in shifting the body to his house,” the SP said.
Queue for a kilo
Serpentine queues were seen at Rythu Bazars across the State for the last few days to buy onions at subsidised rate, with the bulb prices skyrocketing up to ₹ 250 per kg in the retail market. Many people, particularly the aged and diabetics, fainted while waiting in queues at several places on Monday.