Mumbai: After 40hrs, 24-year-old man's body found from Dombivali nullah
After a thorough search lasting 40hrs by NDRF, Fire Brigade and district's Disaster Management Cell, the body of 24-year-old Harshad Ramesh Jimkal was recovered yesterday from Nandivali nullah. Harshad had slipped in the storm water drain in Dombivali on Tuesday evening and was swept away by the water current. He had apparently stopped there to pee, on his way to return from tuition classes.
Tough operation: Nullah slippery, water flowing rapidly, silt deposits
His body was found at the end of Nandivali nullah at Jyoti Nagar, from where Kopar creek starts, said Dattatray Shelke, KDMC fire officer. It was a tough operation, as the nullah was slippery due to marshes, said Santosh Kadam, chief, TMC's Regional Disaster Management Cell. "Water was also flowing rapidly. The huge amount of silt in the nullah aggravated the difficulty," he added.
Cops didn't verify if another man had also drowned
Prashant Kadam, Additional Superintendent of Police, Thane (Rural), confirmed the find. He, however, didn't verify if there was another man who had fallen in the nullah, while trying to save Jimkal, as is doing the rounds on social media. Notably, the three-km-long, 20-feet-deep Nandivali nullah is just 3kms away from Jimkal's house in Gandhi Nagar. Onlookers alerted the cops about the drowning.