Mumbai Rains: Body Of Missing Dr Deepak Amrapurkar Found On Worli Seashore

Geneva Matthews
September 1, 2017

Dr Amrapurkar was on his way home on Tuesday and was walking when he fell into an open manhole.

Mumbai: In the aftermath of heavy rains witnessed on Tuesday noted gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar had gone missing. He was last seen exiting his auto near his Elphinstone Road home on Tuesday evening.

Speaking to mid-day, Mumbai police spokesperson and Deputy Commissioner of Police Rashmi Karandikar, said, "We found his body at 6.30 am and have sent it to Sion Hospital for a post-mortem".

On Tuesday afternoon, Dr Amrapurkar left his workplace at Bombay Hospital for his Prabhadevi home in a auto driven by his chauffeur. He asked his driver to return near the Deepak Talkies - and because of waterlogging made a decision to walk home.

But, he never got home.

Witnesses claimed that he fell into an open manhole on a flooded road. City firemen, along with NDRF and BMC personnel, had launched a search operation yesterday to locate the doctor. The federation, in its PIL filed through advocate Ashish Mehta, says that though there was "no eyewitness" who saw him fall, the facts only point to "gross negligence on the part of the civic body and its officers" for not placing any sign boards to depict "danger" near the open manhole. It was around 7:15 a.m that the family was informed that the body of the doctor was found and, his family friends identified the doctor's clothes and wrist watch, Hindustan Times reported. His body was recovered in a drain near the seashore at Worli on Thursday morning.

Amarapurkar, 58, was a senior gastroenterologist working with Bombay Hospital and is survived by his wife and two children.

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