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Delhi: Manipur ex-minister’s son dies after falling from restaurant’s terrace

Siddharth fell from the second-floor terrace, and his sister told police that the death is suspicious

delhi Updated: Aug 13, 2017 17:01 IST
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The Hauz Khas Village is a popular spot for the city’s young, with weekends being one of the most crowded days.
The Hauz Khas Village is a popular spot for the city’s young, with weekends being one of the most crowded days. (Arun Sharma/HT file)

The 19-year-old son of a former Manipur minister died on Saturday after he fell from the terrace of a restaurant in Hauz Khas Village, police said on Sunday, unable to determine yet if the death was by accident or intentional.

Siddharth,19, the son of Manipur’s former home and education minister M Okendru, was found in the evening around 4:30pm and rushed to Safdarjung hospital where he succumbed to injuries. The terrace was on the second floor.

His sister said the death was suspicious, and police officials said the case was being investigated for all possibilities.

“We are probing all angles. We are probing if it was an accidental fall or he was pushed off the terrace. We are also looking at CCTV images from nearby buildings,” a senior police officer said.

Police reached the spot on the rear of the building and found broken pots, a purse, a mobile phone and spectacles. There were no eyewitnesses.

Sidharth lived in Safdarjung Development Area and had come to the restaurant with his friends.

Police sources said they have no evidence yet to suspect or deny allegations of foul play.

Hauz Khas Village is a popular commercial area with the city’s young for its dozens of cafes and bars. Weekends are usually its most crowded days.

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