A man from Indonesia's East Java province has returned to his home after his funeral and burial after a traffic accident that killed a man driving a motorcycle without identification documents.

It became difficult to identify the man because of the large deformations suffered by his body, which forced the police to identify him from the number of motorcycle registered with the traffic police.

His “mutilated” body was handed over to relatives who “even when washed did not discover that he was not their relative”, and seven hours after the funeral ceremony, construction worker Sonarto returned home. He says he learned of his death from his co-workers.

“Three months ago he borrowed money from a man named Warem and gave him the motorcycle as a hostage, and it seems that he was the one who died in the incident,” he said.