Mumbai: After the arrest of Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami for abetting the suicide of Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik in 2018, his wife and daughter have thanked Maharashtra Police.

Talking to media, Anvay Naik’s wife Akshata Naik said, “We can’t forget the year 2018. We want to thank Maharashtra Police for standing by a daughter of Maharashtra.”

“I really want to thank Maharashtra police that this day has come in my life. I kept a lot of patience. Although my husband and mother-in-law will not come back with this but they are still alive for me,” said Akshita Naik, wife of 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik as quoted by ANI.

The Maharashtra Police on Wednesday arrested Goswami for allegedly abetting the suicide of Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik in 2018.

Goswami has alleged that he along with his mother-in-law, father-in-law, son, and wife has been physically assaulted. Mumbai Police entered Goswami's residence and allegedly physically assaulted his family members and him.

Akshata Naik posted a tweet in August, asking for justice for their family, calling out Arnab for his coverage of the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

In a suicide note discovered by the local police, Naik said that he and his mother were in acute financial distress because large payments owed to his company Concorde Designs Pvt Ltd, had not been paid by three clients, including Arnab Goswami/Republic TV. The amount owed by Republic TV is said to be Rs 83 lakh.

In a statement released by Republic TV, the channel claimed that all relevant dues – amounting to 90% of the total value of the contract – had been paid. The channel also said that it had made attempts to make a full and final settlement with Naik’s wife Akshata and daughter Adnya but had not received a response from them.