Manipur min's son's death: Cops scanning CCTV footage
NEW DELHI: Two days after the mysterious death of the son a former Manipur minister son at a restaurant in South Delhi's Hauz Khas village, police are yet to ascertain the events that led to the incident.
The police claimed to be investigating the incident from all possible angles and are currently scanning CCTV footages once again.
A case under Section 304 of the IPC (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) has been registered.
Police had registered the case after the family of the victim said they suspected foul play.
On Saturday evening, the 18-year-old son of the former minister, identified as Sidharth, was found dead at the restaurant.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Ishwar Singh said that they are scanning the CCTV footage's related to the incident after which they will take appropriate action.
"We are probing the case from all angles," said Singh. Police sources claimed that investigators might recreate the sequence of events so as to get some vital clues about the incident.
Some of the restaurant's staff were also questioned about how the deceased reached the terrace of the building.
Post-mortem has been conducted and now police are waiting for the report to ascertain the exact reason of death.
Police claimed that during the investigation it was found that the deceased is the native of Imphal, Manipur and his father was the former Home Minister and Education Minister of Manipur.
Sources further said that the deceased had came to Delhi to study a few months ago and was living in Safdarjung Development Area.
In their statement to the police, the family members of the deceased said they had reasons to believe that Sidharth's death was not merely an accident.
His sister told cops that he had no enmity with anyone and he could not have fallen accidentally from the building.
As the circumstances of his death were very obscure, the family have demanded for a thorough investigation.
Meanwhile, there also have been reports that the infamous Blue Whale game could have been a reason behind Sidharth's death.
However, a senior investigator denied that possibility. "We are probing the reason from all angles, but so far we have not found any game connection in the incident. He could have been under the influence of alcohol," said the investigator.