Raigad police can be utilizing the suicide observe as a dying declaration by Naik to strengthen the case in opposition to Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami, who’s accused of suicide abetment.
Home minister Anil Deshmukh confirmed to TOI that his authorities has acquired a report from consultants stating that the suicide observe was written by Naik who died on May 5, 2018. “Forensic opinion has also been given to say he did not sign this suicide note under pressure,” stated Deshmukh.
The report was submitted to the state on November 4. Along with Naik, the physique of his mom, Kumud too, was present in the identical bungalow. He had strangulated her earlier than killing himself.
Naik had carried out work for corporations promoted by Goswami. The Naik household’s competition was that Goswami’s agency owed him Rs 83 lakh.
Two others – Nitesh Sarda of Smartworks and Feroz Shaikh of IcastX/Skimedia too had allegedly didn’t settle payments. Naik allegedly died by suicide in his personal bungalow in Alibaug owing to mounting debt incurred by his agency. After the incident, an offence was registered in opposition to the trio.