New Delhi: Mystery shrouds death of 18-year-old son of a former Manipur minister who found dead on Saturday evening in the premises of a restaurant in south Delhi's Hauz Khas village. The family has alleged foulplay in his death and has demanded a proper investigation of the case. The police, in their initial investigation, have registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder claiming to investigate the matter from all possible angles.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Chinmoy Biswal stated that the incident came to light 4:10 on Saturday when they received a PCR call saying a boy identified as Sidharth fell down from a restaurant in Hauz Khas village area. When the police re ached there, it was found that the victim , Sidharth, has already been taken to the hospital. The police, during their spot inspection, reportedly found some broken pots. Police team also searched the terrace of the building and some items- purse, phone and specs-were lying there. Police, however, not found any witness who could have seen the incident taking place. Later victim's death report came from the hospital and a case under Section 304 of IPC was registered by the investigators.
Police claimed that during the investigation it was found that the deceased is the native of Imphal (Manipur) and his father was former Home Minister and Education Minister of Manipur. Sources claimed that the deceased had came to the city a few months ago for higher studies was living in a rented accomodation in Safdarjung Development Area.
Sidharth's sister told cops that he had no enmity with anyone and he cannot fall accidentally from the building on his own. Reports were also coming that infamous "Blue Whale" game can be a reason behind the death which was denied by a senior official investigating the case. "We are probing the reason from all angles but so far we have not found any game connection in the incident. He can be under the influence of alcohol," the police official said.
Police sources told Millennium Post that during the investigation they have found that the deceased had gone to the terrace of the building and tried to climb another building with the help of an iron grill but was prevented by a waiter who sees him. When he was coming down from the terrace Sidharth lost his spectacles and other items. After he came to another floor he fell down from the railings. "Whether he lost his sight or unable to control himself after getting drunk which led to the incident," said a police official.
The people (requested anonymity) who were there at the time of the incident said that they have seen the deceased and had told them to get down from the terrace. After some time they heard a noise and found Sidharth lying on the ground with blood coming from his nose. "He fell flat on the flower pots and we tried to help him and pumped his chest," said an eyewitness.