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Left with no choice, senior citizen in Jammu fakes death to reach home in ambulance


Tejaswini Thote | Apr 2, 2020 11:43

Jammu: Left with no other option to return to his home due to the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown, a 60-year-old man from Jammu Hakam Din concocted a fake death plan with his three friends to reach home in an ambulance.

Din, is a resident of Sailan village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, was admitted to a Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) last week following an injury. Worried by the unavailability of transportation after getting discharged from the hospital, Din asked his three friends, (one of them identified as Mohammad Ashraf), to forge his death certificate to reach home with the help of a private ambulance.

The death certificate read, “Dead body shifted from GMC hospital to Baflaiz Saillan. In between the crisis of coronavirus, nobody should disturb them.”

However, a team of police stopped the ambulance and found the man to be alive. Subsequently, the police arrested all four and registered a case and kept them in quarantine. They have also seized the private ambulance. However, they are yet to inspect the death certificate.

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