Police Confuse Living Man as Dead, Send to Autopsy

Posted on January 31, 2009

In a bizarre turn of events that seem straight out of an old Twilight Zone episode, police in Khajekalam, India, mistakenly declared a man dead who was found in a semi-conscious state, and sent him off for an autopsy while he was still alive!

Abdul Raza, a road roller driver for the state Public Works Department, was found in a semi-conscious state and declared dead before being properly examined.

“The Khajekalan police informed his family members that Raza was dead and that his body could be collected at Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH). The news from the post-mortem room had the family members wailing. When we reached there, a constable told us that Raza was actually alive and admitted into the emergency ward,” said Hameed Intiaz, a relative.

The police station denies any goof up, but obviously someone did. It is suspected that the real error occurred in conveying the message to the police.

In any case, Raza can now say what Mark Twain did when a newspaper reported he had died:

“Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated!”

(Link)

MDeeDubroff

MDeeDubroff

M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry (http://www.ingestandimbibe.com) feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.
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13 thoughts on “Police Confuse Living Man as Dead, Send to Autopsy

    1. meme

      Well, considering your spelling skills, it would seem that someone has already done a shitty job in raising you.

      Reply
    2. sharat

      It was the police who were in semi – conscious state….. rather declaring a live man dead.
      What a grief stricken would have been his family on hear such unsunstancial news…..
      Ahh…. God is it your grace or these who wander around in khakis…..

      Reply
    3. sharat

      It was the police who were in semi – conscious state….. rather declaring a live man dead.
      What a grief stricken would have been his family on hearing such unsunstancial news…..
      Ahh…. God is it your grace or these who wander around in khakis…..

      Reply
  1. sharat

    It was the police who were in semi – conscious state….. rather declaring a live man dead.
    What a grief stricken would have been his family on hearing such unsunstancial news…..
    Ahh…. God is it your grace or these who wander around in khakis…..

    Reply
    1. Kiera

      Would you please wait a minute, then refresh the page to see if your comment showed up? Other than posting three times?

      Reply

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