Mumbai doc died of drowning, says his post mortem report

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, an eminent gastroenterologist of Bombay Hospital whose body was recovered by Mumbai Fire Brigade near Worli seashore, died of drowning, says the post mortem report of LTMG Sion Hospital

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The 58-year-old doctor was missing since August 29 evening. Based on the description that Dr Amarapurkar was last seen near the junction at India Bulls Centre in Parel, the Mumbai Fire Brigade team have been carrying out the search operations in the manholes of the area.

The search team, which included NDRF divers, finally recovered his body stuck in the outer gate of drainage pipeline opposite Coast Guard Head Quarter in Worli. After identification, his body was sent to LTMG Sion Hospital for post mortem.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Ramesh Savardekar, head of the forensic department at LTMG Sion hospital said, “The cause of death is drowning. We have handed over the body to the relatives.”

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.

  • Deepa Banjan-kute

    A medical diagnosis of death by drowning is generally based on excluding all other possible causes of death by means of a complete autopsy and toxicology tests. … Most autopsy findings relate to asphyxia and are not specific to drowning.