UP News: In April last year, in a private hospital in Rawatpur area of Kanpur, the relatives of the deceased kept his body in their house for so many days thinking that he was in a coma and was alive. The deceased has been identified as Vimlesh Dixit, working in the Income Tax Department. The incident came to light on Friday when policemen and magistrates, along with health officials, reached the man’s house to investigate a case and found the body there.
What did the Chief Medical Officer say?
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Alok Ranjan said, “Vimlesh Dixit died on April 22 last year, but the family was reluctant to perform the last rites as they believed Dixit was in a coma. I was informed by the Income Tax officials of Kanpur, who requested a probe into the matter.” The CMO said that when the medical team reached his house, the family members were insisting that Vimlesh was alive and in a coma. After much persuasion, the family members allowed the health team to take the body to Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) Hospital, where he was declared dead on medical examination.
What did the neighbors say?
The CMO said that a three-member team of Dr. AP Gautam, Dr. Asif and Dr. Avinash has been constituted to investigate the matter and give the report at the earliest. An official said on condition of anonymity that Vimlesh’s wife used to sprinkle ‘Gangajal’ on the body every morning, as she hoped that doing so would help her come out of her ‘coma’. The official said the family had also told their neighbors that Vimlesh was in a ‘coma’. One of the neighbors told the police, “The family members were often seen carrying oxygen cylinders home.”
rotten dead body
Police said that the body was completely decomposed. An official said that Dixit’s wife appears to be mentally weak. Kanpur Police said in a statement that the private hospital had stated in the death certificate that Vimlesh Dixit died of a sudden heart attack on April 22, 2021.