Rats eat parts of dead man in Shimla hospital

February 26th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by admin  

Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, parts of a dead body kept for autopsy in a premier hospital in Himachal Pradesh were eaten by rats, officials said Tuesday. The incident angered the already grieving relatives of Ramesh Kumar, who had committed suicide a day ago by hanging himself in his house.

When the body was removed from the morgue of the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) the state’s most prestigious state-run hospital here late Monday, the right eye of the dead man was completely eaten away by rats, while the lips and cheeks were partly eaten,

The superintendent of the hospital confirmed that parts of the body were indeed eaten by rats and the hospital authorities are taking steps to avoid such incidents in future.

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