Ranam tragedy: Warrant issued against film director, 3 others; accused absconding

Bengaluru: The alleged negligence from film crew of Chiranjeevi Sarja and Chetan Ahimsa-starrer Ranam that led to the death of eight-year-old Ayra and her mother, 29-year-old Sumera, has prompted Bagalur Police to obtain an arrest warrant against film director V Samudra, producer Kanakapura Srinivas, stunt director Vijay and crew member Kiran. Following the incident, the crew fled from the scene leaving the dead and injured unattended. Now, fearing arrest the accused are absconding fearing arrest.  The police said that the film crew had obtained the permission from the Election Commission office and were directing the stunt scene. The victims, who are residents of Bagalur, hailed from Kolar and planned to visit their native soon. Sumera’s elder daughter Zaina who was injured is now in stable condition. The bodies will be handed over to her husband Tabrez, a cab driver, after autopsy is conducted.

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