He has been absconding since the day of accident.

Stunt director accused in Sandalwood actors death still untraceable
news Crime Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 10:17

Five days after two Sandalwood stuntmen drowned in Thippagondanahalli reservoir while performing a stunt for the movie Maasti Gudi, the police are still on the lookout for the stunt director Ravi Verma and unit manager Bharat.

Following the deaths, four crew members – producer Sundar P Gowda, director Nagasekhar, stunt master Ravi Verma and unit manager Bharat were booked for culpable homicide, Times of India reports. 

While the producer and director were taken into custody on Wednesday, Magadi police are still in the process of tracking down the two other suspects, who have been absconding since the day of the accident.

On Monday, Anil and Uday died after they leaped into the waters of the reservoir from a helicopter. Bharath and Ravi Verma have been absconding since the day of the accident.

According to The Times of India report, the members of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) have decided to pay adequate compensation is paid to the kin of the deceased actors and until which time the stunt director and director will not be allowed to take part in film activities. However, the amount would be decided at a later meeting.


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