Dr Amarapurkar’s death row: HC issues notice to BMC

Bombay High Court has issued a notice to Brihammumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), with regards to an eminent gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amarapurkar death due to slipping in a man hole. The notice was issued on Friday, after a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association (FRTWA)

Dr Amarapurkar’s death row: HC issues notice to BMC

On Friday, BMC received a huge blow by Bombay HC, as it has issued a notice to BMC in connection with DR Amarapurkar’s unfortunate death. Meanwhile, HC has also asked BMC to reply to the notice, within two weeks.

Dr Amarapurkar’s death has created a huge stir in the medical fraternity. Doctors have blamed BMC for Dr Amarapurkar’s death, by demanding a strict action against BMC officials.

After the untimely death of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, the Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association (FRTWA) has filed public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Viren Shah, President, FRTWA said, “Court has asked BMC to reply within two weeks. BMC will answer about how it will tackle the manhole issue. Court has accepted  our three prayers and has asked the BMC to file a reply.”

In a PIL filed by FRTWA, a strict action had been demanded against BMC. Along with it, prayers to form a committee, and during monsoon, a grill should be setup near the manholes so that innocent lives could be saved, have been made. HC has accepted our prayers and has asked the BMC to reply within two weeks.

The body of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, an eminent gastroenterologist from Mumbai, was found in Worli, today morning. On August 29, after finishing seeing patients at Bombay Hospital, Dr Amarapurkar had left around 4:30 pm for home at Prabhadevi.

Due to waterlogging in Parel area near India Bulls Centre One, Dr Amarapurkar asked his driver to get the car home and he started walking. He then called his wife to inform her of his whereabouts around 6.30 pm and he was missing since then. After missing for more than 36 hours, the body of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar was found in Worli.