Latori Barman fell down a pothole in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, on Sept. 18, and was buried alive by construction workers (video below).
According to the Times Of India, the workers poured molten tar over the hole that Barman fell into, and leveled the tar with a truck.
However, Barman's arm and/or clothing was discovered sticking out of the road by local residents who later blocked the street after the body was exhumed.
"His body has been sent for post mortem and further investigation is in process," police sub-inspector N.P. Chaudhary explained to Reuters TV.
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The crowd relented after a police officer assured them that legal action would be taken against the construction company responsible for the live burial.
Police later arrested a truck driver and a laborer for negligence leading to death.
According to police, Barman had attended a fair with his wife, but she stayed at her parent's home while he went out to a liquor store. He was returning home when the gruesome accident occurred.
"It was dark and there were no warning signs," a police officer told the Times of India. "He would have been walking in an inebriated condition when he fell into the pit between Udlana and Hata village and lost consciousness. Traffic had been restricted on the stretch as the pit occupied more than half of the road."
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WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO