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Woman presumed dead wakes up after an hour in Kerala’s mortuary

A woman presumed to be dead by relatives spent at least an hour at a mortuary after her relatives presumed her to be dead in Kerala’s Idduki.


By   |  Updated On : September 07, 2017 04:44 PM
A 40-year-old woman presumed to be dead wakes up at a mortuary in Kerala. (Representative Image)

A 40-year-old woman presumed to be dead wakes up at a mortuary in Kerala. (Representative Image)

New Delhi :  

A woman presumed to be dead by relatives spent at least an hour at a mortuary after her relatives presumed her to be dead in Kerala’s Idduki.

One Rathnam, a 40-year-old woman, from Kerala’s Idukki district was shifted to a mortuary and kept in a freezer for nearly an hour by relatives believing her to be dead.

She was rescued only after an hour after family members returned to collect her body for last rites. Then they realised Rathnam was breathing and making movements.

According to a report by The News Minute, Rathnam was undergoing medical treatment at a hospital for severe jaundice. Where, doctors had asked her family to take her home as there was no point keeping her in hospital as her internal body parts had stopped functioning.

On way home relatives thought Ratnam died as they did not find any movement and decided to shift her to a mortuary.

The Kerala Police was informed about the incident, who later shifted the 40-year-old woman to a private hospital in Kattappana.

According to police Rathnam was shifted to the mortuary without any confirmation of death by a doctor.

According to hospital doctors the woman would hardly survive for a few more hours or days as her internal organs have stopped functioning.

First Published: Thursday, September 07, 2017 04:30 PM


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