facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Teen declared dead, wakes up

Nov. 8, 2011 at 3:03 PM   |   Comments

MUZAFFARNAGAR, India, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A doctor in India was suspended by the state government after a teenager he declared dead woke up in the mortuary nearly 10 hours later, officials said.

The Uttar Pradesh government said Dr. Pradeep Mittal has been suspended from the Muzaffarnagar district hospital after the young patient he declared dead Sunday revived hours later in the hospital's mortuary, the Indo-Asian News Service reported Tuesday.

The teenager, identified only as Radhey, 17, was found unconscious in a wooded area Saturday.

"When police officials, along with the hospital staff, were about to begin the formalities of the post-mortem, the youth regained consciousness," Chief Medical Officer Anand Swaroop said.

"When the state health authorities came to know about the incident, an inquiry was ordered. On the recommendations of a panel constituted to probe the incident, Pradeep Mittal was placed under suspension."

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Survey: Phones used more as alarm clocks than to make calls Survey: Phones used more as alarm clocks than to make calls
2
'Social experiment' gets fake racist punched 'Social experiment' gets fake racist punched
3
French town bans clown costumes for Halloween French town bans clown costumes for Halloween
4
Mustache Hall of Fame accepting nominations Mustache Hall of Fame accepting nominations
5
Dog helps police track down its owner Dog helps police track down its owner
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback