55-year-old man, who was presumed dead by his family members, suddenly started swinging his head and got up while being taken to a cremation ground in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Sunday.
Villagers rushed Simanach Mallick to the nearby community health centre after he started swinging his head while being taken to the cremation ground at Kapakhalla village. His condition was stated to be stable after treatment.
Mallick had gone to forest with goat and sheep for grazing on Saturday, but did not return in the evening though the animals returned on their own.
On Sunday morning, some people found him lying motionless and took him home. Family members and villagers assumed that Mallick was dead and made arrangements for his last rites.
When he was being taken to the village cremation ground, the man suddenly started swinging his head on the way, leaving the pallbearers scared. After a few minutes, Mallick got up triggering panic among the pallbearers.
The man had fallen unconscious due to high fever and weakness and his condition has improved after getting proper treatment, doctors said.
Mallick’s wife Soli regretted that as she did not take him to the hospital before presuming him dead. She said her husband had gone to the jungle on Saturday despite being down with fever.
Source : Various