Crime

Man kills, burns body of labourer to fake his own death for insurance claim

A Chandigarh resident allege killed a labourer and burnt his body in an attempt to fake his own death for making an insurance claim. However, the man ran out of luck as he got caught on Tuesday from Palwal Railway Station in a joint operation of the Sirmour Police and the Government Railway Police, Haryana.

“Aakash and his family wanted to grab the huge life insurance money, the value of which will be estimated after further investigation and interrogation of the accused,” Sirmaur Superintendent of Police Rohit Malpani said on Wednesday.

Police said a case of accidental death was registered on November 20. A car had collided with a parapet and was completely burnt before they could arrive. A man named Aakash had died in the accident.

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A forensic team went to investigate. Police became suspicious when the man’s family began persuading police to release the death certificate as soon as possible. A few days ago, police went in search of a missing labourer from Rajasthan who was working with the man.

After questioning the man’s nephew, police found out that he had burnt the car and faked his own death. Police tracked him down and arrested him on December 4.

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