Shock when a “dead” child wakes up and starts to move when he is about to be buried.
The child, declared dead by the pharmacist, woke up minutes before he was buried.
The boy, just a few months old, was admitted to the Muttuck Tea Estate Hospital in the Dibrugarh district of Assam, India on Sunday 8 November.
The pharmacist pronounced him dead, as the actual doctor was absent at the time.
The family took the child home and prepared to bury him, but when they were about to lay him on the ground, he began to move.
In shock, they ran to another hospital, where, unfortunately, the boy was pronounced dead on arrival.
He was not dead when the first hospital worker saw him, and the man is currently being prosecuted for declaring the child dead when he did not have permission to do so.
It is believed that the sick child could have survived if he had not been declared dead prematurely, which prevented his parents from seeking emergency medical attention.
Lakhoval police arrested Gautam Mitra on Monday 9 November and accused him of making a death declaration without due diligence and in the absence of a doctor.
“The sick child, a boy under one year of age, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead,” police officer Hrishikesh Hazarika told local media.
“The hospital doctor was absent at the time.
“But when the family was about to bury the child, she started to move.
“He was then rushed to the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.”
He added: “Perhaps the child would have survived if the formula developer had not pronounced him dead and the parents had enough time to take him to a larger hospital.
“We filed an FIR and arrested the originator Gautam Mitra because he is not authorized to declare anyone dead.”
The tragic incident sparked protests against the hospital, with dozens of protesters calling for action against Mr. Mitra.