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One more film crewmember arrested over Nadia Khan's death
The Government Railway Police (GRP) Saturday arrested "Bombay Central" crewmember Hadley D'Mello on a charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder over the death of assistant director Nadia Khan.
D'Mello was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate D.A. Joshi and remanded to police custody till Thursday.
He is the fourth person to be arrested in the case. The others arrested were director Kaizad Gustad, line producer assistant Ashish Udeshi, who are in police custody till Thursday, and police constable Darshana Vaity, released on a bail bond of Rs.6,000.
Khan, 27, a Pakistani-born British and second assistant director for the movie "Mumbai Central", which deals with the lives of the dabbawallas or lunch box carriers in India's commercial capital.
She was hit by a suburban train while shooting near Mahalaxmi station in south Mumbai and succumbed to her injuries at the Nair Hospital here.
Gustad and Udeshi have moved a bail application that will be heard Monday.
"D'Mello had accompanied Udeshi when Nadia was rushed to the Nair Hospital," said an official at the Mumbai Central police station.
"He was present, along with Udeshi, when the panchnama (the on-scene report) was made by police and the complaint was lodged."
According to a GRP official: "D'Mello was present at the Mahalaxmi station on May 31 when senior police officials were shown the spot where Khan was hit by the train but did not own up to his presence."
Udeshi and D'Mello had filed a false complaint saying the second assistant director was killed in a road mishap.