'I'm alive, I tells ya': Man runs for election to prove he's not dead25/06/2012 - 19:20:06
A "dead man" is running in India's presidential election to prove he is still alive.
Santosh Kumar Singh, 32, has been trying to prove he is alive for nine years after his relatives declared he was dead after they fell out with him when he decided to marry a Dalit woman, who is known as an “untouchable”.
Following his nuptials, Santosh took his new bride to his hometown for the first time, but his family members chased him away and then set about proving he was no longer alive, including holding post-funeral ceremonies.
He said: "They filed a missing persons report which was later changed into my death report. The villagers even conducted post-funeral ceremonies and gave alms to the poor to prove I was dead."
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