Body of missing Dr


The doctor had abandoned his vehicle and chose to walk a stretch of 10 minutes from near the Elphinstone Road railway station.

Leading gastroenterologist Deepak Amarapurkar's body was found near Worli on Thursday morning.

Eye-witnesses saw him drifting towards a manhole and since then he was reported missing. Dr. Mishra said that the civic body was responsible for the floods and the open manholes too.

A massive search operation was undertaken by the fire brigade, Mumbai police and the disaster management agency to search Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, who has gone missing since Tuesday evening.

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Gastroenterologist Dr. Deepak Amrapurkar, 59, was returning home from the Bombay Hospital on Tuesday when his auto got stuck in traffic and he chose to cross the distance on foot. "We got a call from a local at 6.30 am of a body being found near a drain opening in Worli". "His house is just 10 minutes away from where he left the vehicle". "Dr Amarapurkar fell into an open manhole on a flooded road", said Dr Gautam Bhansali, a senior doctor and close friend of Dr Amarapurkar. 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.

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

His colleagues and the medical fraternity had flooded social media groups with messages and photos seeking information about his whereabouts since Tuesday when Mumbai notched over 330 mm rainfall - the highest since the great Mumbai floods of July 2005.