In Khanapur, in the Indian state of Karnataka, 24 year-old Rudrappa Pijolli died after a snake bite.
A snake charmer persuaded the distraught family that he could be brought back to life by covering the corpse with salt, which would draw out the poison
So the dead body was taken from the Khanapur mortuary and covered with salt outside.
The corpse was a little dried out after a few hours – but poor Pijolli remained dead.
Picture corpse: Flickr