A 23 year old Indian man simply identified as Sandeep, who was presumed dead after being bitten by a snake rose up from the dead at his own funeral, just as his body was about to be cremated. Sandeep, was bitten by a snake while collecting wood from the forest far from his village. When he got back to his village in the Raisen district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, he told his family that he had been bitten by a snake. Rather than take him to a hospital for treatment, his family took him to a traditional tantric practitioner in a nearby village, hoping that traditional medicine would cure him but the traditional cure didn't seem to have healed Sandeep, so they assumed he had died.
The family took his body to a local cemetery, where a funeral pyre was prepared. They placed his body and lit the fire, but by the time the fire almost reached his body, the young man started screaming, that was when people realised that he was still alive. After he regained consciousness, his family took him to that same tantric practitioner who had previously declared him dead, instead of taking him to the hospital. Again. the tantric couldn't save him and declared Sandeep dead for the second time. He was then taken to the district hospital where he was confirmed dead and a post-mortem examination was done.