Watch: Lawyer dies of suffocation in car during Mumbai floods
Passersby find a man dead inside his car while walking in Sion locality of Mumbai. Mumbai has been facing torrential rains for the past four consecutive days. Photograph: (WION)
A 30-year-old man was found dead in his car today morning in Mumbai.
His body was found lying unconscious in a car in Sion locality of Mumbai.
Local passersby spotted his car and informed the police. Soon after, police came to take out his body and rushed to the nearby hospital. He was, however, announced brought dead.
It is being speculated that the man was in his car while Mumbai was flooded and owing to automatic locking system in new-age cars, he got locked and was not able to come out in time. It is most likely that he died of suffocation waiting for the water level to go down.
The police found a bag and a mobile phone in the car and informed his family members. He has not been identified yet, but police say that he must be a lawyer as his car has a sticker saying 'lawyer'.
Sion police have registered Accidental Death Report in the case. This is not the first time however that such an incident has surfaced.
In 2005, when the entire state of Maharashtra was flooded due to incessant rains, several such cases of people found dead in their cars had become a major issue and the police at that time had issued a statement saying everyone should carry a sharp object so that they open the windows by breaking it.
Mumbai is currently facing a lockdown because of torrential rains for the past four consecutive days.