Doc’s body finally found in the drain near Worli

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The body of Dr. Deepak Amarapurkar, 58, a renowned gastroenterologist at Bombay Hospital feared falling into an open mouth as he sailed through the waistwater at Elphinstone on Tuesday, was found on a drain in Worli on Thursday morning.

Dr. Rashmi Karandikar, a police spokesman from Mumbai confirmed the incident and said: “We identified his body through his watch and sent the body for an autopsy that revealed that the death occurred due to drowning. , research is under way.

His last rites were performed by his elder sister Manisha at the crematorium of Shivaji Park in Dadar on Thursday afternoon. He is survived by his wife Dr. Anjali, a senior pathologist, and his son Rohan and his daughter Pooja who are studying abroad and will return to the city on Friday.

Relatives and colleagues at the Amarapurkar medical fraternity said that the approach of the civic authorities had claimed their lives and demanded a strict action against those responsible.

On Tuesday afternoon, when heavy rains were hitting the city, Amarapurkar left Bombay Hospital for his residence in Prabhadevi. He disappeared after he got out of his car at the Deepak Cinema near the Elphinstone Overpass and started walking towards his home. Eyewitnesses had reported to police that they saw a man fall into an open inspection well to clear the rainwater, triggering a search for the doctor. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had to temporarily suspend search operations after dark on Wednesday night, and resumed Thursday morning.

Dr. Shivkumar Utture, a member of the Central Working Committee of the Indian Medical Association, said: “We have held a meeting with the doctors and we have planned to write to the government and demand justice for Dr. Amrapurkar. death must be punished. It is a great loss for the medical fraternity. ”

The incident also caused a spill of grief and anger in social media.