Balasubramania Kumar, 74, has been rescued from a freezer box where he was left to die by his family members.
The incidence happened in Kandhampatti in Salem district of Tamil Nadu India on Tuesday, when his family allegedly left him in the freezer box and was waiting for him to die.
The man was said to be critically ill.
A case of negligence and endangering life has since been file against the family members for this act, after an executive from the company which provided the freezer service came to pick it up and found that the man was still breathing.
According to the brother of the elderly man Saravanan, he presumed that he was dead and called for a freezer box to place his brothers body on October 13, and after 24 hours he was found to still be alive when the freezer owner raise an alarm and alerted the neighbours for help.
The elderly man has since been rush to the government hospital for treatment.
In his defense Saravanan had said that ‘his soul has not left him yet’ and that is what they were waiting for.