A 40-year-old journalist was found dead in the toilet of the Vividh Bharti Complex in Gorai on Thursday. The police have recovered a suicide note from the man’s pocket.
The note said that he was committing suicide because he had contracted HIV and was frustrated. “In the note, Krishna Naik (name changed) had mentioned that he was taking his life and nobody else should be blamed for his death,” said Lalji Pawar, Sub-Inspector from Borivli police station. “It is still not known why Naik chose the Vividh Bharti Complex to commit suicide. Naik had used a knife to slit his throat.
It was found lying beside the body. Naik and his wife were HIV+ and were getting treated at JJ Hospital,” added Pawar. According to the police, Naik used to work with a local publication and stayed with his family in Gorai. He is survived by his wife, a schoolteacher, and two children. The police have sent Naik’s body for post mortem to Bhagwati Hospital and have called his wife to record her statement. “This is an open and shut case. It is clear that Naik has committed suicide so we have registered a case of unnatural death,” added Pawar.