In a bizarre incident, a 27-year-old man in India "came back" to life a day after he was declared dead. Doctors noticed goosebumps on his body as they were about to conduct an autopsy.

Shankar Gombi was taken to a private hospital Saturday after he suffered severe injuries in a road accident. Doctors put him on a ventilator but he was later declared brain dead, the Times of India reported.

On Sunday night, Gombi's body was sent to a government hospital for an autopsy while his family prepared for his funeral.

"However, a senior officer in the postmortem (autopsy) room who was prepping for the procedure said that he observed movements. On closer examination, he found that he was alive," Gombi's family members said.

A doctor said when he touched Gombi, he noticed goosebumps on his body. "[It] meant there were sensations in the body. I checked with a pulse oximeter and I checked his heartbeat. There was a pulse," Dr. G.S. Galagali said, the Hindustan Times reported.

The incident took place in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

The doctor said Gombi was admitted to a private hospital for further treatment. Local media reports said he was responding to the treatment and his vitals were normal Tuesday.

"I am told there is a chance of his survival and he responding to treatment," Galagali said. "I have done more than 400 post-mortems in my 18-year-old career but never seen a case like that."

No case has been registered so far.

"For the case of medical negligence, the district health department will have to take a call," a local police officer told the Hindustan Times.

Last year in Argentina, an 89-year-old woman, who was declared dead by doctors, showed vital signs seconds before her cremation. She was admitted to a private hospital after she complained of chest pain. The following day, doctors said she had a fatal heart attack.

The family started preparing for the funeral, but as she was being passed through the conveyor belt at the crematorium, her daughter noticed some vital movements in her mother. The woman was immediately rushed to a hospital.

Autopsy room
The picture above shows an autopsy room on Oct. 30, 2014, at the Paris forensic institute (Institut medico-legal in French or IML) in Paris. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images