A man in Kashmir faked his death to reach home in an ambulance in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district as the whole nation has been kept under 21-day lockdown, according to the officials.
The man was identified as Hakam Din. Hakam was admitted to Government Medical College hospital last week due to an injury.
When he was discharged from hospital, he conspired the runaway on an ambulance with three others and forged a certificate of his death to travel in a private ambulance, officials said. A police team intercepted the ambulance and found the man alive and subsequently arrested all the four accused. Police sent them to a quarantine facility.
Giving details, SHO Surankote Anil Sharma said that Hakam Din, 60, of village Sailan was injured in an attack and admitted to the Government Medical College on March 27. He was discharged on Monday.
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.
However, when they were a few kms short of their destination, a police naka party intercepted them at Buffliaz and checked the ambulance only to find there was no body inside it. The cops immediately informed the SHO Surankote who ordered the arrests of all the four people and seizure of the ambulance. Later, police registered a case against them and sent all of them to a quarantine facility for 14 days.