‘Dead’ man shocks relatives in mortuary


IF YOU didn’t know better, you’d think it’s a scene out of a Hollywood blockbuster movie.

An Indian man who was declared dead after a road accident shocked his relatives when they found him still breathing despite a night in the freezer of a hospital mortuary.

The AFP reported that Srikesh Kumar was rushed to a clinic in critical condition after he was hit by a motorbike in Moradabad east of the capital New Delhi.

He was transported to a private medical hospital where he was declared dead on arrival by the doctor, and then transported to a government hospital for a post mortem on Friday, 19 November.

The hospital’s medical superintendent told AFP on Sunday that the emergency medical officer examined him and he did not find any signs of life and hence declared him dead.

The doctor said police were informed and the body was placed in the morgue freezer until his family arrived six hours later.

“When a police team and his family came over to initiate the paperwork for the autopsy, he was found alive,” he added.

Kumar said the 45-year-old was undergoing further treatment, but was still in a coma.

“This is nothing short of a miracle,” he added.

An investigation is underway to determine how the doctors mistakenly declared him dead.

– Daily Sun

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