A man called Waluyo, 62-year-old, just showed up at their doorstep one year after his family buried him when he was pronounced dead on May 15, 2015 on a ghastly motor accident.
This thing happened last year, when Waluyo, from Suryoputran Panembahan village in Jogyakarta, left his home to work as a street cleaner in the city of Semarang, in order to support his family.
After sometimes he left, his wife, Alim Eskatinah, got a call from the police who told her that Waluyo had been the victim of a serious car accident and was in critical condition at the emergency room of a hospital.
On hearing that, his family and neighbours rushed to the hospital to be with him but he was in coma when they got their which led to his death on May 7, 2015.
Waluyo’s daughter, Anti Ristanti, told Indonesian newspaper, Detik, that people came including their neighbours and relations to bury her father
Then, a few weeks ago, Waluyo returned home, where he was greeted with a unique mix of happiness and horror by his surprised family.
His wife told local reporters that she was shocked to see the man they had buried a week ago standing in front of her and asked if that is real or not? That she has to step back (to see him), how can a dead person come back to life? Until she checked some distinctive physical traits like as Alim said that he had a scar on his back because of a skin condition, a missing tooth and also asked him to mention some of the relations names for them to be sure he is the one alive.
After passing these strange tests and hearing their story, the confused man told them that he had been in Semarang all this time, but since he didn’t have a mobile phone he never got in touch with them and no that his family had buried him back home.
Waluyo’s “return from the dead” obviously made his family very happy, but it also raised some very interesting questions, like who lies buried in his grave, how did none of his family and friends notice that the person in the hospital was not really Waluyo, and why did the police think he was the victim of that car accident in the first place.
Unfortunately, having been pronounced dead, Waluyo will now have to go through several lengthy procedures to legally return among the living.
He will have to be re-introduced into the country’s population database and apply for a new identity card and family card, among other things.
Taking into consideration the peculiarity of his case, local authorities have accepted not to charge him the usual fees.