A man thought to have died in a motorbike accident in Tuban, East Java, walked home on Monday – seven hours after his apparent funeral.
“The incident is true; there was a mistake,” Grabagan Police chief Adj. Comr. Ali Kantha said as quoted by kompas.com.
Forty-year old Sunarto, a resident of Gesikan village on Grabagan district, was declared dead after a lethal motorbike accident in Brondong district, Lamongan, East Java, on Monday.
A motorbike rider was killed in an accident and did not carry any ID.
The rider was reportedly so badly injured that his body was unrecognizable. As the motorbike was registered as Sunarto’s, the rider was identified as him.
Brondong Police in Lamongan immediately contacted Grabagan Police in Tuban to inform Sunarto’s family in Grabagan about the accident.
The authorities sent the body to Sunarto’s family at 12 p.m., and the family then conducted the funeral.
“Even when the family washed the body, they could not tell that the body was not Sunarto’s [due to the severe injuries],” Ali said.
The body was then buried and the ceremony completed at 3 p.m.