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Mumbai doctor’s body found near Worli sea shore 2 days after he went missing

Rescue agencies have located the body of gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar (58) who had been missing for the past 36 hours after slipping into an open manhole.

His body was found washed ashore off Worli coast around 7.30am on Wednesday morning.

Another doctor added his body was completely swollen. His friends identified him by his wrist watch and the clothes he was wearing.

“We got a call around 7:15am from the police. We are now taking the body to Sion Hospital for post-mortem,” said Dr Gautam Bhansali, his colleague.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

The doctor made the last call to his wife Dr Anjali, a pathologist, around 6.30pm on Tuesday, saying he would be home in 5-7 minutes.

The Mumbai fire brigade, Mumbai Police and disaster management personnel from the civic body, along with divers from National Disaster Response Force (NRDF) checked five manholes in Elphinstone, Dadar after his family lodged a missing person’s complaint.

“People had noticed a person being swept away due to the flow of the water and lost grip of his umbrella. Bystanders then handed over the umbrella to police officials, which was later identified to be Dr Amarapurkar’s,” one of his colleagues said.


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