BUTWAL, Aug 20: In an unusual occurrence, a 'dead' man at Deupar in Sainamaina Municipality-9 in Rupandehi district has come back to life, only to be declared dead later.
A local Jokhu Chaudhary, who was bitten by a snake at his house on Friday evening, was immediately rushed to Lumbini Zonal Hospital at Butwal for further treatment but the doctors pronounced him dead upon his arrival.
As the family members of the deceased were preparing for the final rites of Chaudhary, the corpse started making movement in hands and feet as well as the dead body started sweating.
Upon Chaudhary's revival, he was again immediately rushed to a medical college in Bhairahawa where the doctors kept him on ventilator.
And in an hour, he was again pronounced dead by the doctors, this time for the final.
According to CPN-UML's local leader Nara Bahadur Thapa, Chaudhary showed amazing symptom which the doctors attending to him have termed 'Rigor Mortis', a condition of the body that is stiffened after the death and movement in the dead body occurring usually after two hours of the death.
Since the metabolic activity continues in the muscle after death, Lumbini Zonal Hospital Superintendent Dr Bikas Devkota explained such cases occur as an exception and Chaudhary became a case in this point.
The Hospital is to probe into this rare occurrence, said Dr Devkota. RSS