How?? 74-yr-old man kept in freezer box for 20 hrs after being assumed dead found alive!
A 74-year-old Tamil Nadu man placed in a freezer box for nearly 20 hours was found to be alive on Tuesday. Police rescued him and admitted him in a hospital. Due to age-related ailments, he was bedridden for two months. Meanwhile, his younger brother informed a company renting out freezer boxes he needed a box saying his brother had died.
According to Suramangalam police, the man, identified as Balasubramaniya Kumar, is a resident of Old Housing Board near Kandampatti in Salem City. He was living with his 70-year-old younger brother Saravanan and his sister's daughter Geetha.
Balasubramaniya Kumar was placed in the box on Monday and remained in it overnight. Saravanan also informed his relatives of his brother's "death". However, when relatives reached the house on Tuesday afternoon, they were shocked to notice some movement from within the box.
On being asked about this, Saravanan allegedly told them his brother's soul was trying to leave the body. Alarmed, nonetheless, they called the Suramangalam police, which finally rescued Balasubramaniya Kumar. Doctors at the Salem GH said that his condition is critical.
Police are of the view that Saravanan has a mental health condition. They said that after seeing his brother's condition decline, he assumed he was about to die and rented the freezer box. Although further investigations are on, police have not arrested Saravanan.