Film crew brought this upon us, punish them: Girl’s dad

Film crew brought this upon us, punish them: Girl’s dad

Sumera Banu

Tabrez Khan, whose wife and daughter died in the cylinder explosion during the shooting of Kannada film Ranam on Friday, held the crew responsible and demanded stern punishment for them. 

“I lost my wife and daughter while another daughter has been injured but no member of the film crew, except actor Chetan, came to see us.

“The film’s technicians are responsible for this tragedy and they must be punished,” he said on Saturday at the BR Ambedkar Medical College and Hospital where the bodies were taken for post-mortem. 

Khan’s wife Sumera Banu, 29, and younger daughter Ayera Khan had died in the blast while elder daughter Zainab Khan, 8, received minor injuries.

Her leg is swollen. She is traumatised as she had seen her mother and younger sister die. She is unable to walk but her family got her discharged and took her to Kolar where the last rites of Sumera and Ayera would be held.

Sumera’s brother-in-law Munawwar Khan said they had no idea what to do next. “We will perform the last rites and come back,” he added. Tabrez and Munawwar run a travel agency.