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‘Experts confirm Naik wrote suicide note’

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MUMBAI: More than two years after he ended his life owing to financial stress, handwriting and documentation experts have confirmed that a one-page note found in the Alibaug bungalow of interior designer Anway Naik was indeed written by him.

Raigad police is also looking at using the

suicide note

as a dying declaration by Naik to strengthen the case against

Republic TV

editor

Arnab Goswami

, who is accused of suicide abetment.

Home minister

Anil Deshmukh

confirmed to TOI that his government has received a report from experts stating that the suicide note 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,” said Deshmukh.

The report was submitted to the state on November 4. Along with Naik, the body of his mother,

Kumud

too, was found in the same bungalow. He had strangulated her before killing himself.

Naik had carried out work for firms promoted by Goswami. The Naik family’s contention was that Goswami’s firm owed him Rs 83 lakh.

Two others – Nitesh Sarda of Smartworks and Feroz Shaikh of

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too had allegedly failed to settle bills. Naik allegedly died by suicide in his own bungalow in Alibaug owing to mounting debt incurred by his firm. After the incident, an offence was registered against the trio.

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