Graphic video: Doctors accused of using man's foot as pillow after amputating his leg

An investigation is underway after shocking pictures emerged showing a man using his own foot that was amputated as a pillow immediately following his limb surgery in India.

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Authorities at Maharani Laxmibai Medical College in Jhansi are trying to get to the bottom of why doctors used the 25-year-old patient’s foot to prop up his head.

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Ghanshyam Singh, a school employee, was severely injured during a school bus accident which also injured 25 school children.

Authorities in India have launched an investigation after a bus crash victim's amputated foot was used as a pillow in a government-run hospital.  ( © India Photo Agency / SWNS.com)

The patient’s brother-in-law told SWNS he was rushed to a hospital 33 miles from the accident site, where doctors amputated his leg and then placed it under his head as a pillow.

"When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest,” Janaki Prasad said.

Relatives of Ghanshyam Singh have alleged that doctors were the ones to place the foot under his head as a pillow. Brother-in-law, Janaki Prasad said, 'I repeatedly asked the doctors to intervene but they refused."  ( © India Photo Agency / SWNS.com)

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The outraged relative said, "I repeatedly asked the doctors to intervene but they refused. Finally, after about two hours, I managed to get a pillow for him from the market and that's when the leg was removed."

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The Medical Education Ministry has suspended the emergency medical officer, senior resident and two nurses involved in the case.

In the meantime, the Uttar Pradesh government is investigating the hospital.