Story So Sad and Sympathetic
A 23-year-old man, only known by his first name Sandeep, presumed to have died after being bitten by a snake rose up from his own funeral pyre moments after it was set on fire – only to die ‘again’ after visiting a traditional healer.
The Indian man had gone to collect wood from the forest after leaving his village in Madhya Pradesh when he was bitten.
He was taken to a Tantric practitioner in the hope he could use traditional methods to save him – but it appeared not to work and, believing he had lost his fight for life, relatives decided to burn his body at a local cemetery.
However, after the pyre was lit at a local cemetery, Sandeep started to moan and mourners realised he was still alive.
Relatives took him to the same Tantric practitioner instead of a hospital after he regained consciousness.
But his life could not be saved, and the Tantric declared Sandeep dead for the second time.
He was taken to the district hospital where a post mortem examination took place.
Tantra is an ancient Indian tradition of beliefs and meditation and ritual practices
In India, many superstitious beliefs and practices still occur on a daily basis especially in rural areas.
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