Mumbai rains: Renowned doctor at Bombay Hospital missing, search operation underway in Lower Parel

Renowned gastroenterologist at the Bombay Hospital, Dr Deepak Amrapurkar went missing near Elphinstone Road station following heavy rains which lashed Mumbai.

PTI August 30, 2017 16:16:39 IST
Mumbai rains: Renowned doctor at Bombay Hospital missing, search operation underway in Lower Parel

Mumbai: Renowned gastroenterologist at the Bombay Hospital, Dr Deepak Amrapurkar went missing near the Elphinstone Road station following heavy rains which lashed Mumbai, the police said on Wednesday.

Mumbai rains Renowned doctor at Bombay Hospital missing search operation underway in Lower Parel

Rescue operation underway near Elphinestone Station. Image courtesy: In.com

58-year-old Amarapurkar had left for home on Tuesday evening by his car but due to water logging on the road he asked his driver to drop him near the Elphinstone Road station and started walking towards his residence, a senior police official said.

The doctor went missing while he was walking towards his residence when it was pouring heavily, the official added.

"According to some eye-witnesses Amrapurkar fell in a manhole and police recovered his umbrella from near it," said Sunil Deshmukh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dadar Division.

The said manhole has been cordoned off and search operation with the help of fire brigade and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation personnel is on, he said and added a missing complaint has been lodged.

Torrential rains pounded the metropolis throughout the day on Tuesday. The city gauged a whopping 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997.

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