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Art director Raju Sapte suicide case: Two held, teams formed to nab those on the run

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the suicide of Marathi film and TV art director Raju Sapte, police in Pimpri Chinchwad.

Published: 06th July 2021 09:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2021 09:07 PM   |  A+A-

Handcuffs, Arrest

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By PTI

PUNE: Two persons have been arrested in connection with the suicide of Marathi film and TV art director Raju Sapte, police in Pimpri Chinchwad in Pune said on Tuesday.

Wakad police station senior inspector Vivek Mugalikar identified the two as Chandan Thackeray and Narendra Vishwakarma, adding that other accused were at large and two teams of five personnel each had been formed to nab them.

Sapte had ended his life on July 3 after shooting a video in which he accused some people of harassing him professionally, including spreading rumours of payment defaults on his part.

He had also said he had five projects in hand, but some people were not allowing him to take up one of them.

Sapte had worked as an art director for movies like 'Ambat Goad', 'Manyaa the wonder boy'.

Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil told the Legislative Assembly that he will hold a meeting on Wednesday of top government officials regarding Sapte's death.

"I have called a meeting tomorrow of ACS (Home), DGP and other officials to discuss the issue," Walse Patil had informed the House.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call AASRA's 24x7 Helpline: +91-9820466726 for assistance)



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