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Fraudsters cheated 25 insurers by misrepresenting cancer deaths as accidental deaths
Posted On : Monday, July 8, 2019, 7:26 PM
The Haryana Police arrested a gang of fraudsters for fraudulently claiming insurance money from 25 companies by misrepresenting cancer deaths as accidental deaths. The fraudsters had raised multiple insurance claims and around 100 were under process. They allegedly carried the dead bodies of the cancer patients from their homes and influenced doctors, insurance agents, and enquiry officers. They took the bodies of cancer patients to the accident spot to pass them off as genuine deaths in accidents, and to hospitals where autopsies were carried out. Criminals would identify terminally ill cancer patients from rural and low-income backgrounds, get them to insure themselves with different insurers by hiding their health condition, wait for them to pass away and then put cause of death as ‘accidents’. The fraudsters would keep the bulk of the insured sum, (This is around Rs 8 Lakh to Rs 20 Lakh), and distribute the remaining amount with partners, police officers, family members, record keepers, insurance agents, doctors, and public prosecutors.