A grieving widower allegedly caught a male nurse having sex with his wife’s corpse as he visited her one last time in hospital.
The nurse was beaten by the grief-stricken partner before being handed over to police in the Bolivian capital La Paz.
He was named locally last night as Grover Macuchapi, 27.
He is now facing prosecution on charges of profaning a corpse and obscene acts.
Police chief Douglas Uzquiano said the incident happened around an hour after the patient died at Hospital de Clinicas in La Paz on Monday and was transferred to a hospital morgue.
Macuchapi was beaten by the dead woman’s partner before his arrest
He said: “Relatives of the dead woman had gone to the hospital to cancel a debt they had for the medical treatment she received.
“The husband went to the morgue and saw a male nurse having sex with his late wife.”
The unnamed husband told a local newspaper: “I saw what he was doing and hit him. He was moving and he had his trousers down.”
The hospital worker blamed his actions on a trance.
He was quoted as saying: “Something happened. It was like a dream. The next thing I remember was feeling a blow from behind when the woman’s husband hit me.”
The unnamed female patient, a 28-year-old, had only died around an hour before she was targeted.
Macuchapi has been charged with profaning a corpse and obscene acts