Mumbai: The wife and daughter of Anvay Naik, who allegedly killed himself in 2018, thanked Mumbai police for taking strict actions against the Editor-in-chief of Republic Network Arnab Goswami.
Anvay committed suicide in 2018 and mentioned Arnab and other two persons behind the reason for his death. His wife and daughter said that now they can finally hope for justice.
Akshata Naik, wife of Anvay on Wednesday said, “I don’t know why no action was taken in the case since 2018. I lost my husband and my mother-in-law. My husband had written names of three people in the suicide note. If he had got the money (allegedly owed by them to him), he and his mother would have been alive today. He was trapped in a vicious circle and his rightful dues were not paid to him,” was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
It is reported that Anvay allegedly strangled his mother before he killed himself. His note began with, ‘We are committing suicide due to…’.
“We have gone through a lot since the (abetment) case was filed. We have received numerous threat calls, people have followed us, our phones were tapped. All we wanted was justice for my husband whom I loved dearly,” said Akshata.
According to the family, he mentioned in the note that dues worth Rs 83 lakh were not cleared by Republic TV, whereas an amount of Rs 55 lakh and Rs 4 crore by the two others who were also arrested on Wednesday.
Anvay’s daughter Adnya said, “The entire investigation by police was botched up. In 2019, they tried to make my mother sign a paper which said in Marathi ‘I want to take back the case and I had filed the case out of revenge’. But when we made noise and tried to take a photo of the paper, Warade snatched it and threw it in the dustbin.”
“Arnab demanded an arrest in the Sushant Singh Rajput case when there was no suicide note. But in my husband’s case, there is a suicide note and his name is mentioned in it. Why was there no action?” Akshata asked.
Adnya said police had written that Arnab was called to Alibaug police station to record his statement, but in reality, his statement was recorded at the office of Joint Commissioner of Police. “Why was Arnab given so many privileges as an accused? Is he some god?”
She further added that they also met Anil Deshmukh for protection and also gave a representation to the current SP of Raigad to re-investigate the case in October. “We don’t want to get into politics. We had written even to PM Modi seeking help earlier, but no one helped us,” she said.