Body swarmed by flesh-eating ants found outside Indore hospital

The unclaimed body was found lying at the hospital’s entrance on Wednesday night.

Updated: May 11, 2017 20:04:21

Press Trust of India, Indore

Residents protest against the health minister after the death of a baby at Indore’s MY Hospital, in Bhopal. (HT File Photo)

The body of a youth, swarmed by flesh-eating ants, was found outside the state-run MY Hospital in Indore, the police said on Thursday.

According to an official from the Sanyogitaganj police station, the unclaimed body was found lying at the hospital’s entrance on Wednesday night.

The identity of the deceased and the cause and time of his death are yet to be ascertained, he said.

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It is also not known whether the young man was undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Hospital superintendent Dr VS Paul said he had no information about the deceased and the police was probing the matter. The body has been sent for autopsy, he said.

This was not the first such incident in Indore.

In June last year, a similar matter was reported from a district hospital when ants preyed upon the corpse of a three-day old baby girl, awaiting post-mortem in the mortuary.

She had died due to alleged negligence of the hospital staff.

First Published: May 11, 2017 20:03:58


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