It is the second day of September in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York, where magnificent skyscrapers reign. Anyone walking in front of the skyscraper, known as the Jenga building for its unique design, has no idea what will happen a few minutes later. There was a 52-year-old man and his wife in a three-bedroom luxury apartment rented for $ 18,500 a month.
At 12:20 local time, a person from the famous skyscraper fell in front of the people walking on the street and those on the street fled screaming.
People around immediately called the police, an ambulance was called. 56 The person who threw himself from the building named Leonard into the street was dead and his identity was revealed in a short time.
Gustavo Arnal, the manager of Bed Bath & Beyond, one of the largest retail chains in the United States, committed suicide by jumping from his luxury Manhattan apartment.
NYPD announced that Arnal, the company’s chief financial officer, fell unconscious from the building in Lower Manhattan and died instantly.
Gustavo Arnal, who joined Bed Bath & Beyond, which sells sleep products, in May 2020, previously worked at Avon, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Procter & Gamble.
American media reports that Arnal is facing a $ 1.2 billion stock fraud case.
The New York Post, on the other hand, wrote that the 52-year-old executive said nothing to his wife before committing suicide. It is also claimed that Arnas, who fell to the ground at noon, left no notes for his wife, who was at home at the time.
The two adult daughters and wife of Gustavo Arnal, who were first noticed by the media on Sunday, were dressed in black. The mother, who organized the funeral arrangements with her daughters, refused to make any statements to the media.
Gustavo Arnal, who has a long career, is said to also work in countries such as Switzerland and Brazil.
The financial executive’s suicide occurred just days after the action lawsuit, as some shops in Bed Bath & Beyond were closed and workers were laid off. The retail chain announced last week that it will close 150 stores and separate 32,000 employees.
Sales of Bed Bath & Beyond, which sells sleep products, are expected to decline by another 26% in the second quarter of the year.
American media reports that an autopsy will be performed on Arnal’s body in Forensic Medicine and the exact cause of death will be determined.
The New York Post also reported details of the $ 1.2 billion fraud case on its page. As a result, the financial manager, who was hugely successful on the stock exchange in August, is accused of selling dearly the shares of the company that he inflated with manipulation. The shareholders of Bed Bath & Beyond have filed a class action lawsuit against the directors of the company for damages.
After the confirmation of Gustavo Arnal’s death, the shares of the company, which went through a very difficult time, lost 25%. The New York Post reports that the company’s stock has followed a course of ups and downs in recent months.