A shocking incident left everybody bewildered at Bihar's Muzaffarpur when a 49-year-old man, Sanjeev Kumar returned home on the day his family was observing his Terahvin (a ceremony conducted to mark the final mourning day after the death of a person).
It was later discovered that Sanjeev Kumar, who is a mentally-challenged, just went missing. On August 26 this year, Kumar suddenly went missing after which his family filed a police complaint. A few days later, the police found out the body of an unidentified man by the banks of the Gandak river. The unidentified body was sent for post-mortem at Shrikrishna Medical College & Hospital, Muzaffarpur (SKMCH).
Sanjeev Kumar's father went to the hospital and claimed the unidentified body to be that of his son. The body was later brought by Sevak Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar's father) who cremated it.
In his statement given to ANI, Ram Sevak Thakur (Sanjeev Kumar's father) said, " On August 25, he went missing then we filed the report in the police. Later, we got to know about the body. We claimed the body as our son. We brought the body with us and cremated him. We are very happy now that our son is back."
In a similar incident earlier in July this year, a man from Karnataka returned home after his family had conducted the 11th-day post-death rituals. Shivanna, a resident of Shankha village of Karnataka had left home after a quarrel with his wife. The wife had then filed a police complaint. Two days later the local police found a body near the bus stand and called for Shivanna's family to identify the body. Since the face was unrecognisable, Deepa (Shivanna's wife) refused to accept the body saying the shirt on the body was not what her husband wore while leaving the house. The family, however, refused to believe her and claimed the body after which it was cremated.
(With Inputs from ANI)