Missing Mumbai doctor's body found in drain near seashore

Mumbai Rains Mumbai Floods Rainfall in Mumbai BMC Dr Deepak Amrapurkar death Ajoy Mehta Mumbai water logging Heavy Rainfall Mumbai Mumbai news Indian Express News

Mumbai Rains Mumbai Floods Rainfall in Mumbai BMC Dr Deepak Amrapurkar death Ajoy Mehta Mumbai water logging Heavy Rainfall Mumbai Mumbai news Indian Express News

Dr Amrapukar (58), who worked with the Bombay Hospital and Research Centre in south Mumbai, had lunch around 15:30 hrs and left for his home in Prabhadevi.

The body of a renowned Mumbai-based doctor, who went missing in the floods in the city on August 29 has been found in a drain near the seashore at Worli, reports said. The drain ends at Worli and opens into the sea, where his body was found on Thursday morning. "Our house is 10 minutes away from where he was". "Amrapurkar's family has identified the body and it has been sent for a post mortem at Sion Hospital", Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sunil Deshmukh told The Indian Express. However, he chose to alight near the Elphinstone Road station, owing to severer water logging.Though Amrapurkar's driver reached his house after a while, the doctor himself did not. "A police officer reverted saying they have learnt from witnesses that Dr Amarapurkar fell into an open manhole on a flooded road", said Dr Gautam Bhansali, a senior doctor and close friend of Dr Amarapurkar, reported India Today.

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), police and divers launched a search operation through Tuesday night to locate Dr. Deepak but were not able to find him. The 58-year-old doctor had to leave his vehicle in waist-deep water near the Elphinstone Road station, the police said in a statement. Dadar was among the worst hit areas with Mumbai rains.

However, Mumbai has received the highest rainfall since 2005 on Tuesday. As interim measures, it seeks that grilled covers be placed on all open manholes.

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