Kumar’s condition worsened, with an infection from the dog bite spreading throughout his body, and he was put on a ventilator.
Doctors told his family that if he was taken off life support, he wouldn’t survive.
The teen’s family made the decision to bring him home and once they presumed him dead, they quickly made arrangements for his funeral.
“We had decided to take Kumar home after doctors told us his chances of survival were bleak once taken off the ventilator,” Kumar’s brother-in-law Sharanappa Naikar told the news outlet.
On the way to his funeral in Dharwad’s Managundi village — about a mile from where the ceremony was to take place — Kumar suddenly came back to life, opening his eyes, wiggling his hands and legs, and breathing fast, according to the Times of India.
He was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital and put back on a ventilator.
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