Dr Amarapurkar, a renowned senior gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital, fell into an open manhole at Elphinstone Road, said witnesses.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1    The death toll in Mumbai after Tuesday’s deluge has now gone up to 5 while 7 are missing.
  • 2   Dr Amarapurkar, a gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital, is also missing since Tuesday evening.
  • 3   According to witnesses, Dr Amarapurkar fell into an open manhole at Elphinstone Road.

Dr Amarapurkar, a renowned senior gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital, fell into an open manhole at Elphinstone Road, said witnesses.

The death toll in the ‘Maximum City’ after Tuesday’s deluge has now gone up to 5 while 7 are missing in the megapolise. According to Mumbai police, the 7 missing might have been washed away as heavy rain brought the city to a standstill on Tuesday.

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, a renowned senior gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital, is missing since Tuesday evening when heavy rain left Mumbai flooded. He was last seen when he asked his driver to drop him off near his home at Elphinstone Road. His flat is barely 10 minutes away from the place where he got down. Dr Amarapurkar did not reach home till late in the night after which his family panicked and started contacting family friends.

“After I learnt about it, I started calling police officers as well as Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials. 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.

During the primary investigation, police found that the 58-year-old doctor was walking in waist-deep water near the Elphinstone Road station after his car stalled in the water. “We have recovered his umbrella from the spot and have informed other authorities,” said a police officer.

The authorities launched the search and rescue operation to find Dr Amarapurkar but have not got any lead as yet.

“We are in deep shock and the entire staff of Bombay Hospital is praying for his safety,” said a teary-eyed Dr Bhansali.

 

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mumbai-rains-dr-deepak-amarapurkar-missing-bombay-hospital/1/1037469.html

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