Siya Kakkar is a TikTok star who rose to fame with her artistic talent and dancing.
The Delhi Police spoke with local news outlet India Today saying that Kakkar died at her New Delhi, India residence on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
She was 16-years-old.
The Delhi Police are investigating but say that the reason behind her death was suicide. Kakkar's phone has been seized as part of the investigation, but as of yet, they have been unable to unlock it. They are hoping her family will be able to help them so they can check her call records.
During the coronavirus lockdown, Kakkar was at home in New Delhi where she has been filming videos to share on her social media platforms. Although her school is closed, the police will question the authorities and her close friends to obtain clues regarding her death. As per the Delhi police, Siya was under depression for the past four days.
Kakkar's post mortem has been completed, but following a search, it was revealed that no suicide note was recovered from her residence.
"Siya died by suicide at her residence in New Delhi at around 9pm on June 25. She lived with her family. Her family is in shock and has requested privacy. No suicide note has been recovered," the DCP told India Today Television.
Arjun Sarin, her manager, shared the news on social media, writing on Instagram , "No more words You will always be the best artist Rest In Peace @siya_kakkar."
Kakkar had a large following on social media with more than 1 million followers of her Indian music and dance-themed content on TikTok alone.
Sarin had spoken with her the night before, noting that she had seemed in good spirits. "This must be due to something personal...work-wise she was doing well," he said.
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