Mumbai rains: Man drowns in open manhole

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Dr Amrapurkar was on his way home on Tuesday and was walking when he fell into an open manhole.

Mumbai: Body of the missing Mumbai-based doctor, Deepak Amarapurkar, was found washed up in a drain near the seashore at Worli.

"He asked driver to take auto home and made a decision to walk since he thought it will take less time". "We got a call from a local at 6.30 am of a body being found near a drain opening in Worli".

Gastroenterologist Dr. Deepak Amrapurkar, 59, was returning home from the Bombay Hospital on Tuesday when his vehicle got stuck in traffic and he made a decision to cross the distance on foot. However, the driver reached home, but he didn't.

The 58-year-old Doctor Deepak Amarapurkar was returning from Bombay Hospital when his vehicle got stuck in the traffic. His umbrella was found near India Bulls in Lower Parel, giving rise to suspicions that the doctor may have fallen down a manhole.

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Indian Medical Association Mumbai chapter criticised Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and wrote to BMC Commissioner seeking inquiry into the death of the doctor.

After getting off the auto, Amarapurkar started walking in waist-high water.

Earlier on 29 August, three people died, in Vikhroli, due to the heavy rains.

Dr Amrapurkar was missing since from the Prabhadevi area of central Mumbai from Tuesday, the day Mumbai recorded 325 mm rainfall in a span of 12 hours resulting in a deluge and disrupting the commercial capital. "We had also posted a team at the outlet of the manhole towards the sea", Deshmukh said.

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