Man mistakenly declared dead left in morgue freezer for seven hours

A leading doctor described the incident as the “rarest of cases” (Photo: Jam Press Vid / Newslions)

A 40-year-old man was found alive after being wrongly declared dead by medics and kept in a body freezer for seven hours.



Medical staff were stunned when Sreekesh Kumar showed signs of life as police arrived to identify the body and arrange an autopsy with his relatives.

The electrician’s family rushed him to hospital on Thursday after he was involved in an accident in the Indian city of Morabadad, Uttar Pradesh.



He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving, but during the police visit the next morning, relatives noticed signs of movement and alerted medics.

Recording the find, Mr. Kuma’s sister-in-law, Madhu Bala, shouted, “He’s not dead, far from it actually. How did that happen? Listen, he wants to say something, he is breathing.



Moradabad Chief Medical Officer Dr Shiv Singh described the incident as the “rarest case”.

Mr Kumar’s family members started filming when they saw signs of movement and called for medics to take a look (Photo: Jam Press Vid / Newslions)
Sreekesh Kumar, 40, was taken back to hospital and has since died (Photo: Jam Press Vid / Newslions)

He told the India Time: “The emergency doctor saw the patient around 3 am and there was no heartbeat. He told me that he had examined the man on several occasions.

“Therefore, he was pronounced dead. In the morning, a police team and his family found him alive.

Rajendra Kumar, the medical director of the hospital described the situation as “nothing short of a miracle”.

After the shocking discovery, Mr. Kumar was taken back to the hospital and put on a ventilator while he remained in a coma.

Doctors were reportedly unable to operate due to a bleeding disorder and he finally died yesterday.

Mr Kumar’s family said he had a clot in his brain and has since vowed to take legal action against all those responsible for his death.

Dr Singh said the district health department is now investigating the matter.

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