Marathi movie and TV show art director Raju Sapte was found deceased at his home in Pimpri in Pune, Maharashtra on Saturday, 3 July, as per a report by PTI. Sapte reportedly took his life due to harassment by an individual linked with Labor Union, police told the publication. Cops have registered an abetment to suicide cases.
The report also asserts that Raju Sapte had shot a video wherein he labelled the person who, he contended, had victimized him. Wakad police station senior inspector Vivek Mugalikar told PTI that the police have recovered the video clip and a suicide note.
In the video, Sapte said that he was being tortured by someone from the Labour Union. Sapte claimed that the person was imploring labourers to spread wrong messages regarding payment defaults on his part. “I don’t have any dues and have been paying regularly. I have five projects lined up and have to start work immediately”, Sapte reportedly claimed, adding that the person wasn’t letting him work on one of the projects.
“I can’t start any work. Recently, I had to leave one project for the same reason. As a protest against this, I am dying by suicide”, Sapte reportedly said in the video.
Sapte has worked as an art director in movies like Ambat Goad and Manyara – The wonder Boy.