Peru town mayor flouts lockdown to ‘drink with friends’, plays dead to avoid arrest

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 27, 2020 6:23:05 pm A photograph taken by the Peruvian National Police, in which Torres is seen lying in the coffin, has since gone viral on social media. The mayor of a small town in Peru has...

Peru town mayor flouts lockdown to ‘drink with friends’, plays dead to avoid arrest
By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 27, 2020 6:23:05 pm
Peru town mayor plays dead, Peru town mayor coffin, Tantara mayor, Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres, Peru lockdown, peru coronavirus updates, indian express A photograph taken by the Peruvian National Police, in which Torres is seen lying in the coffin, has since gone viral on social media.

The mayor of a small town in Peru has been arrested after he was found lying in a coffin, pretending to be the corpse of a COVID-19 victim, to avoid being punished for flouting lockdown rules, the NZ Herald reported.

The mayor of a Peruvian town called Tantara, Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres, was allegedly drinking with friends in violation of Peru’s strict lockdown measures. When the police arrived at the scene, Torres reportedly climbed into an open casket lying nearby, and played dead.