PATNA, Oct. 19 -- Dr Priyankar Singh is at his wit's end. A resident of Rajendra Nagar road No. 1, he faced the worst time of his life in the unprecedented waterlogging. Now water has receded, but he has lost his Ford car, which he was very fond of. As the car remained under 4-5 feet water for several days, it was sent to the servicing centre for repair.

Now, the bill of Rs 2.6-lakh has given him nightmares. Though he will get the insurance claim, his family and friends are advising him to go in for a new car instead, as spending such a huge sum on repair is not advisable.

The doctor is not alone. There are thousands of people who have lost their precious belongings and witnessed their car submerged in water before their eyes. Dr Joy Ghos...