Thursday, March 08, 2007

'Dead' man calls home during own funeral

This is rather creepy.

A man carries logs past a funeral pyre at Mumbai's Oshiwara crematoriumAn Indian man's family almost cremated a dead body that resembled him but stopped when they got a telephone call from him.

Deepak Bhattacharya, who had left his house on Tuesday to pay a phone bill, was shocked to hear his family were preparing to cremate a dead body they thought was his.

The mix-up in the central Indian city of Raipur occurred after police called the family about an hour after Mr Bhattacharya had left his home and asked them to identify a corpse.

“Mr Bhattacharya's brother-in-law identified the body and took it home for the last rites,” Superintendent of Police Sashi Mohan Singh said.

As the rituals were being performed for his cremation, Mr Bhattacharya, who is in his 50s, happened to call home, stunning everyone there.

The confusion was caused by the fact that the dead man and Mr Bhattacharya looked very similar, police said.

via The Daily Telegraph

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