The Ajmer police found Rs 1.98 lakh from an unidentified dead beggar’s pocket. His dead body was laid at Panigram Chowk near the famous Dargah. No one came to claim the corpse until the cash had been discovered. But after finding the wealth hundreds gathered to claim the body as his relatives.
"He was about 60 years of age and had torn clothes and a shabby bag with him. We searched his body to learn his identity and found Rs 1,500 in the inner pocket of his pants," said the constable who searched his body and found several Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes, a total of Rs 1.98 lakh. The police later came to know that the beggar used to change coins into Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes from the local shopkeepers.
According to the local sources, the beggar came to the town three years ago. A post mortem revealed the beggar died due to malnutrition and lack of treatment. The Dargah committee cremated his dead body. The police will wait 90 more days for his relatives to claim the wealth with sufficient proofs.