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Poonch: Amid lockdown, man fakes own death to reach home

Last Updated on March 31, 2020 at 11:54 am

In an incident directly from a Bollywood flick, a man in Poonch district of Jammu region faked his own death to reach his home. In the wake of lockdown, the man was not able to reach his home in Poonch due to which the 60 year old man faked his death.

The man, Hakam Din of village Sailan who was left injured in an attack and was admitted at the Government Medical College Jammu from where he was discharged on March 27. Finding no way to reach his home, the accused along with three of his accomplice got a fake death certificate prepared from the GMC Jammu and started for Poonch in an ambulance.

However when they were close to Poonch, a police party caught them at Bafliaz in Surankot area and sent the man in quarantine. The police also lodged an FIR and seized the private ambulance.

Due to the lockdown amid Coronavirus, there is no movement of private vehicles on national and state highways. The police inspects almost all vehicles they find on road and let them go only if the driver has appropriate documents or pass.

One of his accomplice included Mohammad Ashraf who was returning home from Punjab. He had met Hakam Din at the GMC Hospital.

The certificate also mentioned the name of the ambulance driver as Abid Hussain of Thandkot Rajouri. From Jammu, they managed to cross all police nakas by saying that they were carrying a dead body.