Indian man rescued from a freezer dies

Elias Hubbard
October 18, 2020

Mistakenly, dem bin declare say Oga Balasubramanyam don die come put an for mortuary.

An Indian man rescued from a freezer after being mistakenly declared dead has now died. E no clear wetin bin happun to am.

Balasubramanian Kumar, who had been sick and bed-ridden, was presumed dead by his relatives when he stopped moving at home in the village of Kandhampatti in Tamil Nadu state on Monday.

Upon being questioned at the time when Balasubramaniakumar was rescued alive from the freezer, his brother Saravanan had said that his brother's soul was yet to leave his body.

The police took him to hospital, where he died on Friday. But when Kumar's relatives reached Saravanan's house on Tuesday afternoon, they were shocked to find Kumar moving inside the box.

The funeral service workers said they had been informed by Mr Balasubramanyam's brother that they had "a signed letter of a doctor regarding his demise".

His family has been booked under Indian Penal Code Section 287 for negligent conduct to endanger human life and Section 336 for an act of endangering life or personal safety of others.

Salem police chief, Senthil Kumar said the family had been unable to produce a medical certificate for Kumar's death and have initiated a case against the family, the BBC added.

The family claims that he also suffered from neurological problems, the police chief said.

A video of the incident went viral on social media in which Balasubramania's brother Saravanan was seen saying that his brother is "dead" even when the man behind the camera tells him that Balasubramania's hand is shaking inside the freezer box.

Mr Balasubramanyam lived with his wife, two daughters and his brother. According to doctors, the patient was suffering from chronic lung ailments.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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