Aug 26, 2012, 01.44 AM IST
JAIPUR: In a meticulously planned forgery that has left the police shocked, a man cremated the body of a man who had died in an accident claiming him to be his brother-in-law and asked for the insurance amount of over Rs 20 lakh.

Subhash Chowk police found the brother-in-law alive and lodged an FIR against the fraudster and his friends who helped him in the crime. The insurance claim is yet to be approved.

According to the police, the accused has been identified Jitendra Kumar, a resident of Sikar town.

"Jitendra had approached the accident police to claim a body in May last year. He claimed that his brother-in-law Kishore had died in an accident in front of Samrat Cinema Hall in the city and said the body belonged to Kishore," said Subhash Chowk police station sub-inspector Hari Singh who is investigating the case.

Jitendra cremated the body and got about half a dozen people record their statements before the police. He also provided fake documents to support his claim.

"On the same day when Jitendra lodged an FIR to claim the body, a missing complaint had also been registered with Ramganj police station. The compliant said one Santosh had gone missing," the officer said. Following the missing complaint, Ramganj police put Santosh's mobile on surveillance. "The mobile was traced recently and seized from a man. The man said that the owner of the mobile phone had died in an accident in front of Samrat Cinema Hall. All of them are being interrogated," Singh said.

The man also told the police that he and some others had rushed the accident victim to SMS Hospital. "The man took away the mobile phone belonging to the accident victim," the officer said.

"When the Ramganj police checked the records, it came up that an insurance claim had been filed for the accident victim with Subhash Chowk police station. It led to a confusion as Kishore and Subhash as both have no apparent connection," the officer said.

A team was rushed to Sikar where Kishore was found to be alive.

"It seems that Jitendra read the death of an unidentified man's death in newspapers and faked the body to be that of Kishore. We have lodged an FIR under section of 420 of the IPC against him and some other people. We are looking for his whereabouts," the officer added.

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