Missing Mumbai doctor's body found

Jerome Frank
September 1, 2017

The senior doctor of Bombay Hospital, went missing since Tuesday evening after Mumbai witnessed a rainfall of 298 mm, the highest since the year 1997 in the month of August. Family members earlier told The Indian Express that the gastroenterologist was returning home from Bombay Hospital when he chose to walk home as it was around 10 minutes away.

Divers were being used in the search operation to trace Dr Deepak Amrapurkar (inset) who had fallen into an open manhole opposite India Bulls 1 building on Tuesday.

On Thursday, a body was located off the Worli Koliwada, which was fished out by locals and firemen.

The doctor had abandoned his vehicle and chose to walk a stretch of 10 minutes from near the Elphinstone Road railway station, while returning home, sources said. "The police have recovered his umbrella from near it", Sunil Deshmukh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dadar, told PTI. He was returning from work when he asked his driver to drop him off near his home at Elphinstone Road.

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Dr. Gautam Bhansali, a close friend of Amarapurkar said in a statement, "After I learned about it, I started calling police officers as well as Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials. Our house is 10 minutes away from where he was", Pallavi Godbole, his niece, said to media.

Late on Tuesday, witnesses said they had seen him walking on the flooded roads after his vehicle stalled and suddenly falling into the open manhole near Senapati Bapat Marg. Quoting eyewitness records, the police said that Amarapurkar fell into a manhole in a flooded street in Lower Parel on Tuesday.

Seven people died in separate incidents across Mumbai after rains lashed the city and the neighbouring areas.

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