'Ranam' tragedy: Bengaluru police arrest assistant stunt director
Three days after the alleged negligence that led to two deaths on the film shoot location in Bagalur, police arrested assistant stunt director Subash from his Kengeri residence on Monday.
Bengaluru: Following the mishap at the film shoot location that killed the mother, daughter and injured another, Bagalur police nabbed assistant film director Subash, I connection with the incident.
The police received a tip that Subash was hiding in his Kengeri residence and was arrested on Monday. Police stated that it was Subash who was tasked with rigging the stunt and he was the one who assembled the multiple compressor cannons under the SUV for the scene.
"Preliminary investigations say that Subash with experience in executing such stunts was negligent. As a responsible stuntman, he should have ensured that movement of public was restricted while shooting such scenes," said a senior officer.
The police say that other accused persons including film producer, Kanakapura Srinivas, director V Samudra and stunt director Vijayan are still at large. The main accused Vijayan who was expected to be caught by police at the airport, managed to escape to Chennai by road, stated police.
Meanwhile, president of the Kannada Film Chamber of Commerce Chinne Gowda said that he visited the injured at the hospital and extended financial help. Speaking to Asianet Newsable, Gowda said, "He will also speak to the government of Karnataka to help the victims once the code of conduct is lifted, and will call a meeting with all the producers, directors and technicians to agree on insuring the cast and crew before the start of a particular project."