Elderly Man Thought To Be Dead Rescued After Family Put Him in Freezer

An elderly man in India put in a see-through freezer box after his apparent death was pulled out alive —when he was spotted moving after 24 hours in his icy coffin. The 74-year-old was apparently put in the frozen container so that his body could be preserved for the last rites after his brother assumed he had died Monday afternoon.

But when the freezer-box company staffer came back the same time the next day to collect it, he noticed Kumar was shivering and still breathing. “His hands are trembling, how?” a person behind a camera asked while filming Kumar in video that has gone viral in India.

Someone with him — identified as Kumar’s brother, Saravanan — put it down to “seizures,” according to the reports, saying, “His soul has not left him yet.” Kumar was immediately taken out and rushed to a local hospital in Salem city, where he’s reportedly “responding to treatment and cooperating.” The 70-year-old brother is now being investigated for possible negligent conduct to endanger human life and an act endangering life or personal safety of others, the Indian papers said.

Link: New Indian Express

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