Two Germans arrested for taking dead relative on plane

Last Updated: Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 15:58

London: In a bizarre incident,
two German women have been arrested for allegedly trying to
smuggle a dead relative on to a flight out of Britain, a media
report said.

The duo, 66-year-old Gitta Jarant and her 41-year-old
daughter Anke Anusic, pushed the corpse of their 91-year-old
relative Kurt Jarant in a wheelchair and covered his face with
sunglasses in a bid to board him on their flight to Berlin.

But the attempt to smuggle the body to Germany quickly
fell apart when officials at the Liverpool John Lennon Airport
became suspicious and checked the pulse of the inert figure,
the `Sky News` reported.

The women told the police they genuinely thought the
lifeless pensioner was merely asleep. But they were arrested
on suspicion of failing to notify the death.

However, the Crown Prosecution Service has said the
two women wouldn`t face any charges and the case against them
has been dropped as the time of death couldn`t be ascertained,
despite the duo being caught trying to wheel in the corpse on
board an aircraft to Berlin.

"Having carefully reviewed a file of evidence
presented to me by police, I have concluded that there is
insufficient evidence to bring any charges in relation to the
death of Kurt Willi Jarant," Martin Hill, reviewing lawyer for
the Crown Prosecution Service, said.


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First Published: Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 15:58

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