A doctor was arrested on a charge of negligent and bodily harm after allegedly declaring an elderly woman dead despite being alive, police in Germany said. Essen police said that they have arrested the 53-year-old unidentified doctor, after the 92-year-old woman woke up in the fridge of a funeral home.
According to the police investigation, the doctor pronounced the woman dead after a caretaker found her to be pulseless and not breathing at a retirement home.
Later that evening, an employee of the funeral home heard a scream from the fridge and found the woman alive. The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died two days later. The woman had suffered from heart disease.