India: ‘Dead’ man found alive after a day in morgue freezer
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HE was declared dead after a road accident but to the shock of his near ones, the man was found breathing despite spending a night in the freezer of a morgue in a hospital.
Srikesh Kumar, 45, was taken to a clinic in critical condition after he was hit by a motorcycle in Moradabad, located in the east of Indian capital New Delhi, AFP reported.
He was then taken to a private medical facility where he was declared dead on arrival by the doctor. Kumar was then transported to a government hospital for post-mortem.
On Sunday (21), Rajendra Kumar, the hospital’s medical superintendent, told AFP that the emergency medical officer examined Kumar and saw no sign of life and announced him dead.
The police were subsequently informed and the body was put in the morgue freezer till the arrival of Kumar’s family six hours later. But when the cops and his family came for formalities related to autopsy, Kumar was found alive.
“When a police team and his family came over to initiate the paperwork for the autopsy, he was found alive,” Rajendra Kumar said.
He added that the victim was undergoing treatment but was still in coma. He called the incident “nothing short of a miracle”.
An investigation is underway to determine how the doctors declared the man dead, AFP added.