The accused was admitted to hospital last week due to an injury. (Photo Credit: Representational photo)
Jammu Kashmir Police have arrested four men for involving in conspiring fake death to reach home amid lockdown in Poonch district.
The main accused, who was admitted to Government Medical College hospital last week due to an injury, faked his death to reach home in an ambulance during the nationwide lockdown, according to officials.
After Hakam Din was discharged from the hospital, he conspired to forge a death certificated, official added. He took help of three others to execute his plan.
However, all four men were arrested when a police team intercepted the ambulance and found the man alive. Police sent them to a quarantine facility.
Coronavirus Pandemic Spreads In Jammu and Kashmir
Meanwhile, seven new coronavirus cases were detected in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the Union Territory to 45. "Four more cases have been detected in Kashmir, while three new cases tested positive in the Jammu division," a senior official said.
He said of the four persons who tested positive in Kashmir, two belonged to Shopian and the other two were residents of Srinagar district. "Contact-tracing of these persons has already commenced," the official added.
With this, Jammu and Kashmir now has 45 coronavirus cases. Of these, two patients have died while two others have recovered, leaving 41 active cases.
(With PTI Inputs)