A grieving widower recently received the shock of his life after allegedly catching a male nurse having sex with his wife’s corpse as he visited her one last time in the hospital.

The nurse, Grover Macuchapi, 27, was beaten by the grief-stricken partner before being handed over to police in the Bolivian capital La Paz. 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.