The Hungarian man has been accused of deliberately lying under a departing train to have his legs cut off. The purpose of his plan was to receive the EUR 2.8 million worth of insurance payment he had previously concluded with several insurance companies.
The shocking case series had started more than seven years ago when the suspect decided to scam out a significant amount of insurance money by self-mutilation. Therefore, between 2013 and 2014, he concluded 14 high-risk life and accident insurance contracts at various insurance companies in order to get EUR 2.8 million by causing injury to himself at a later date. After the contracts had been signed,
he climbed on the front part of a departing train to deliberately get injured in July 2014 .
As the Hungarian news portal Blikk reports, the train drove over the man’s legs and caused him severe injuries. The suspect’s legs had been so drastically damaged that they had to be amputated from the knee down. Shortly after the event, the suspect’s wife reported the incident to the insurance company. However, the case became suspicious to the majority of the insurance companies.
Eventually, the man did not receive the EUR 2.8 million insurance payment he had previously contracted.
The suspect claimed that only one of their three cars worked that day and it was taken by his wife. This was the reason why he resorted to taking the train. As he was leaving the station, he felt a sharp pain in his left ankle. There were pieces of broken glass on the platform on which he slipped and then fell under the train. Regarding the suspicious number of the previously piled-up insurance contracts, the Hungarian man said that he just followed his financial adviser’s suggestion to keep his savings in an insurance account instead of depositing them to the bank. According to his adviser, the former solution had better interest rates.
During the investigation, a number of details on the circumstances of the incident became suspicious to the investigators. Firstly, they found it questionable that the suspect’s wife happened to be within walking distance when the incident took place yet she did not see her husband falling under the train. Secondly, the woman carried a piece of special equipment with her to suppress the throbbing wound and stop the bleeding. The man’s wife claimed that she always had this equipment with her due to the nature of her work. Additionally, the train driver first claimed that the man had indeed fallen under the train but later he changed his confession by saying that the accused deliberately laid under the vehicle. These contradictions significantly prolonged the investigation.
More than seven years after the accident, a final judgment has been rendered in the case.
The Hungarian man was sentenced to two years imprisonment, the execution of which has been suspended for two years.