Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV has been charged for abetting suicide of a 53 year old interior designer and his mother. The Alibaug Police has also booked Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sarda, owners of two different firms for the same case.
A suicide note of Anvay Naik, managing director of Concorde Designs Private Limited was found and it states that he was forced to commit suicide as he was not paid his dues collectively amounting to Rs 5.40 crore by the three.
Naik and his mother were found dead at their farmhouse in Kavir village of Alibaug taluka, on Saturday around 8.30 am. Naik was found hanging from the ceiling on the first floor and his mother’s body was found on the ground floor on the bed. A police complaint was lodged by the victim’s wife Akshata Naik, 48, who was at their Mumbai residence when the alleged suicide incident occurred.
As per the FIR, Arnab Goswami of ARG Outlier of Republic TV has allegedly not paid dues of Rs 83 lakh for the Bombay Dyeing Studio Project, while Feroz Shaikh of IcastX/Skimedia has allegedly not paid Rs 4 crore for his project at Andheri and Niteish Sarda, owner of Smart work, has allegedly not paid Rs 55 lakh for his projects at Magarpatta and Baner.
Raigad district superintendent of police Anil Paraskar said, “The suicide note by Naik mentions the names of Arnab Goswami, Feroz Shaikh and Niteish Sharda who have been held responsible for the suicide.”