Son of Manipur's ex-minister dies under mysterious circumstances

Son of Manipur's ex-minister dies under mysterious circumstances

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.

A 19-year-old Delhi University student, the son of a former Manipur Minister, allegedly fell to his death from the terrace of a restaurant in Hauz Khas village on Saturday.Though CCTV footage of victim M. Siddharth Singh climbing up the stairs of the restaurant alone has emerged, the police haven't termed the incident as accidental.

"Some flower pots were found lying broken at the back of the restaurant building while his personal items like wallet, cell phone, and spectacles were found lying on the terrace. We are also looking at CCTV images from the nearby buildings", a senior police officer said. "There was no eyewitness to the incident", Mr Biswal said. Apart from questioning the restaurant staff, police was examining the closed-circuit television footage from the restaurant. Police said that they have no evidence yet to suspect or deny allegations of foul play.

A waiter saw him and asked him to come down and he obliged, he said. Siddharth seemed to be visibly happy as he had sought admission in the college. Locals rushed him to a hospital where he died, the officer said.