Renowned doctor's body found near Worli seaface

Posted September 01, 2017

"Eyewitnesses told us they saw a man fall into the manhole". Incidentally, the manhole ends at the Worli seashore, where his body was found this morning.

Dr. Amarapurkar was a leading Gastroenterologist at the Bombay Hospital.

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". He was last seen getting out of his vehicle, which was stuck in water, near his home at Elphinstone Road. He asked his driver to return near the Deepak Talkies - and because of waterlogging chose to walk home.

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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". He was walking in waist-deep water near Elphinstone Road when he slipped into a manhole that was left open by a few locals to help recede the rain water in the area.Dr , As Reported By Hindu. Four people were killed in Thane, another four died in Palghar in the backdrop of incessant rains.

The police said that some people heard his voice.

The heavy downpour had affected many people and least six persons, including a lawyer, who was locked in his auto on a waterlogged road, died and seven others were reported missing in Mumbai a day after the city recorded its highest rainfall since 2005. As interim measures, it seeks that grilled covers be placed on all open manholes.