Two doctors have been fired and a police investigation launched after a baby who was declared dead at a New Delhi hospital woke up on the way to his own funeral.
The baby boy and his twin sister were born prematurely at just 22 weeks, according to local media and NDTV, with the girl stillborn and the boy in critical condition.
Doctors at Max hospital declared the boy dead soon after and he was returned to the family “wrapped like a courier package from the back door”, according to NDTV.
Some six hours later and on the way to perform funeral rites, however, the parents reportedly noticed movement inside the polythene bag and discovered he was breathing.
“When we opened the bag, we found the boy breathing. I was shocked. I couldn’t believe my eyes,” the baby’s grandfather, Praveen Malik, told CNN.
The family then rushed the baby to another hospital where, according to Indian …