51-year old Ratna Amma was immediately taken to a hospital.
The woman, who was seriously ill, had been undergoing treatment for jaundice for the past three months at the medical college hospital in Madurai in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
The doctors had discharged her yesterday saying she can be taken home.
However, as her 'body' was about to be placed in a mobile mortuary, some neighbours saw that her hands were moving.
Immediately, the police was informed and the woman was rushed to the St John hospital, where her condition is said to be critical.