Bengaluru: 27-year-old ‘dead’ man comes alive on postmortem table | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BAGALKOT: A youth, who was believed to be dead by health personnel, came alive and had a narrow escape from undergoing a postmortem in Mahalingapura town of Rabakavi-Banahatti taluk here on Monday.
Shankar Shanmukh Gombi, 27, of Mahalingapur, was severely injured in a road accident on Saturday and was admitted to a private hospital in Belagavi for treatment. Doctors at the hospital in Belagavi took him off the ventilator saying he will die soon.
“We brought him by an ambulance on Sunday night to the government hospital in Mahalingapur. Staff at the government hospital declared him dead and sent the body for postmortem. However, a senior officer in the postmortem room who was prepping for the procedure said that he observed movements. On closer examination, he found that he was alive,” said family members.
Taluk health officer Dr G S Galagali said that he was informed that the youth was dead. “As per request of his family
members, we visited the hospital and found that he was shaking his hands and legs. When we examined him again thoroughly, we found he was alive. Now he has been admitted to a private hospital for further treatment,” he explained.
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