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`Dead man' comes to life

S. Ramu



Battula China Malla Reddy with wife Kamalamma at their home in Inupamula of Kethepally mandal in Nalgonda district.

INUPAMULA (NALGONDA DT): An octogenarian, who was to be cremated in a couple of hours, `comes back to life and claims that he had been sent back to earth from Yamapuri following the orders of Yamadharmaraja, the king of the hell.' "He (Yama) was sporting a large moustache with curly ends but had a bald head. He rebuked the two soldiers, who mistakenly took me to hell. They dropped me at my home by a magic scooter,'' Malla Reddy, the old man, told The Hindu on Thursday.

According to Kamalamma, Mr. Reddy's wife, she found him in comatose in the early hours of July 8. A couple of villagers checked his pulse and breathing and declared him dead.

The body was placed on paddy straws and a light was lit at his head as part of the funeral procedure. Mr. Reddy's two sons were informed of the `demise' of their father and the message was sent to their near and dear. As it was raining, the cremation got delayed.

After 20 hours of his `death,' Mr. Reddy woke up shocking and surprising the grieving relatives. Then he narrated how he was taken to hell by two soldiers clad in knickers and his interaction with Yama. "The hall in which he (Yama) sat was full of shelves and long ledgers. He took one of the books and pulled up the soldiers for bringing the wrong person. He ordered them to drop me at my home," says Mr. Reddy.

Villagers not surprised

Villagers express no doubts over Mr. Reddy's version as he is known for his honesty. However, Muvva Rama Rao of Jana Vignana Vedika contends that elderly persons come back to life after being comatose for eight to 10 hours.

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