In a baffling turn of events, Bihar's Krishna Manjhi, who was declared dead in a mob lynching case reported in August this year, returned to his home around a week ago news agency ANI reported.
"I was not able to identify his body. It was in a decomposed state when the incident of mob lynching took place three months back. The villagers confirmed the body was of my husband as he was wearing similar clothes. Now, my husband has returned alive," said Rudi Devi, Krishna's wife.
A person was beaten to death by a mob on 10 August in Mahmatpur village on charges of child theft. The deceased was then identified as Krishna Manjhi, a resident of Nisarpura village of Rani Talab police station.
His family had reported to the police that he had been missing for a long time. After the post-mortem examination, the body was handed over to Krishna's family.
The family duly cremated the body but now, after about three months, Krishna returned home alive to utter surprise and happiness of his family.
"A mob lynching case was reported on 10 August under Naubatpur police station. The family of Krishna Manjhi had identified the body. The recent development is that Krishna Manjhi has returned home," said Garima Malik, Senior Superintendent of Police, Patna, while talking to reporters.
"We will now investigate who was the person actually killed in the mob lynching. An enquiry has been ordered into the case which will be conducted by SP, Patna West," added Malik.
(With inputs from ANI)
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