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Internet Game ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ may be the cause of Siddharth’s death - Report

Imphal, Aug 16: Delhi Police investigating the mysterious death of former Minister Okendro’s son Siddarth said that the deceased might be a victim of the notorious Blue Whale game challenge, a report appeared in Times of India said today.
The report also said Siddarth, was either already drunk or unwell when he came to the restaurant on August 12. CCTV footage show him staggering his way up the stairs.
Police are also checking his phone and laptop. The game allegedly consists of a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to commit suicide. The term “Blue Whale” comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to suicide.
As per report of the Times of India, a police team visited the MyBar Grill restaurant to recreate the sequence of events on Monday. So far, they have been unable to find out if Siddharth Singh was accompanied by anyone to the terrace from where he fell to his death. Police had found his phone and sunglasses on the staircase on Sunday.

Sources said Siddharth Singh had made calls and sent messages to some unknown numbers before his death; these are also being checked. While the victim’s body was cremated at his hometown in Imphal, police have preserved his viscera samples and sent them to a laboratory in Hyderabad to check for the possibility of poisoning.
They are also trying to find out whether Siddharth Singh had visited any other restaurant before coming to MyBar Grill. On Monday, investigators questioned waiters at the restaurant to verify different versions. Sources said Manipur police may join the investigation.
Meanwhile, police are trying to reach out to Siddharth Singh’s friends for information. A family friend told The Times of India: “We have found nothing so far that indicates that it was a suicide; so, there is a strong possibility of a foul play. The restaurant management needs to answer how Singh entered the terrace when it is a restricted area.”
Doctors who conducted the autopsy had on Sunday said that Siddharth Singh had multiple fractures on the shoulder and collar bone and had severe internal bleeding.

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