Explained: The 2018 Anvay Naik suicide case that led to Arnab Goswami’s arrest

A big political war has broken out over the arrest of Arnab Goswami in a 2018 suicide case. A 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik had died by suicide, while his mother was also found dead at their home. In the suicide note , Naik had alleged he was being forced to take this step as he was not paid dues collectively amounting to Rs 5.40 crore by Goswami and two others. Naik was the managing director of Concorde Designs Private Limited, which rendered services for Republic TV. Along with Republic channel, Naik had dues with two other companies namely Smartworks and IcastX/Skimedia. Anvay Naik’s wife then lodged a complaint with Alibaug police against Arnab Goswami, Feroz Shaikh and Nitish Sarda for allegedly abetting their suicide. Later in April 2019, the police closed the case and cvited a lack of evidence against the accused for doing so. The case was taken up after a video posted by the late interior designer’s wife was retweeted by the Maharashtra Home Minister who promised justice for the family. Watch the full video for all the details.