Kanpur: Family keeps man's body at home for 18 months thinking he is in coma

Updated: Sep 24 2022 1:04AM

Kanpur, Sep 23 (PTI) In a bizarre incident, the family of an Income Tax department employee who died last year kept his body at home here for almost 18 months assuming that he was in a coma, officials said on Friday.

The man's wife, who appears to be mentally unstable, sprinkled 'gangajal' on his highly decomposed body every morning, hoping that it would help him come out of the coma, they said.

In a statement, the Kanpur police said Dixit's death certificate issued by a private hospital stated that he died due to sudden cardiac respiratory syndrome on April 22, 2021.