In a weird incident, the household of an Income Tax division worker who died final yr stored his physique at dwelling for nearly 18 months assuming that he was in a coma, officers stated on Friday.
The man’s spouse, who seems to be mentally unstable, sprinkled ‘gangajal’ on his extremely decomposed physique each morning, hoping that it might assist him come out of the coma, they stated.
In a press release, the Kanpur police stated Dixit’s demise certificates issued by a personal hospital acknowledged that he died on account of sudden cardiac respiratory syndrome on April 22, 2021.
Vimlesh Dixit, who labored within the Income Tax division, died in April final yr however his household was reluctant to carry out his final rites as a result of they believed he was in a coma, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Alok Ranjan stated.
“I was informed by Kanpur’s Income Tax officials, who requested that the matter be investigated as the family pension files hadn’t moved an inch,” he stated.
When a group of well being officers together with policemen and the Justice of the Peace reached Dixit’s home within the Rawatpur space on Friday, his relations insisted that he was alive and in a coma, Ranjan stated.
After a lot persuasion, the relations allowed the well being group to take the physique to Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) Hospital, the place medical assessments declared him useless, he stated.
The CMO stated a three-member group has been constituted to look into the matter completely and requested to submit its findings on the earliest.
Police stated the physique was present in a extremely decomposed state.
Dixit’s household had additionally informed their neighbours that he was in a coma. His spouse seems to be mentally unstable, an official stated on situation of anonymity.
Neighbours informed police that the relations have been typically seen taking oxygen cylinders dwelling.
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