Mumbai Rains: Dr Amrapurkar slipped into a manhole and died

Mumbai: Renowned gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital, Deepak Amarapurkar, who went missing near the Elphinstone Road station following heavy rains on 29 August, was reportedly found at the seashore in Worli.

The 58-year-old doctor had left for home the previous evening in his car, but due to water-logging on the road, he asked his driver to drop him near the Elphinstone Road station. From there, he started walking towards his residence, a senior police official said. The doctor went missing while he was walking towards his residence when it was pouring heavily, the official added.

According to some eye-witnesses, Dr Amrapurkar fell in a manhole and police recovered his umbrella near it. Sunil Deshmukh, Assistant Commissioner of Police. The said manhole has been cordoned off and search operation, with the help of the fire brigade and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation personnel, is on, he said, adding that a missing complaint has been lodged. On Tuesday, a similar incident was reported from Dadar’s Matkar road. The Mumbai Police registered a case on the accounts provided by eyewitness. Torrential rains pounded Mumbai throughout the day on 29 August. The city gauged a whopping 298 mm rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997.

PTI