Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Bank, the Customer, his Wife and ... Termites!

First, it was his estranged wife who left 60-year-old Dwarika Prasad. Now, fortune too, has abandoned him and left him virtually penniless. Prasad, a ghee trader, had kept all his savings, cash and kind, in the bank locker of Central Bank of India's Naya Tola branch here.

On January 29 this year, when he opened the locker, he found to his horror that all his cash and fixed deposit documents had been destroyed by termites. In fact, even the gold and silver ornaments had been attacked by the pests and have lost their sheen. More...

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