Indian social media star Siya Kakkar, 16, kills herself in New Delh

Indian social media star Siya Kakkar, 16, kills herself in New Delhi ‘after receiving threats’

  • Siya Kakkar, 16, attracted over 1m followers on TikTok with her dance routines
  • She was found dead yesterday in her New Delhi home after an apparent suicide 
  • 16-year-old shared a video of her dancing on a Delhi rooftop just hours before her body was found 

A 16-year-old Indian TikTok star killed herself yesterday in New Delhi after receiving ‘threats’. 

Siya Kakkar, who attracted over one million followers on TikTok with her dance routines, was found dead in her home in East Delhi last night. 

Kakkar posted a video of herself on top of a building in New Delhi hours before she killed herself. She is smiling in the clip.  

According to family sources, the teenager had been receiving ‘threats’ on the internet, but police said they were unable to confirm the motive at the current stage of the investigation. 

Siya Kakkar, 16, posted a video of herself on top of a building in New Delhi hours before she killed herself. She is smiling in the clip (pictured)

Kakkar’s manager, Arjun Sarin, said that he had spoken to the social media star on the day of her death. He said she appeared to be doing well.   

He said: ‘This must be due to something personal…work wise she was doing well.

‘I had a word with her last night for a new project and she sounded normal.

‘Me and my company Fame Experts manage lots of artists and Siya was a bright talent. I am heading to her home in Preet Vihar.’

While most popular for her dance videos on TikTok, the 16-year-old also had over 100k followers on Instagram. 

According to family sources, Kakkar (pictured) had been receiving ‘threats’ on the internet, but police said they were unable to confirm the motive at the current stage of the investigation

On social media, friends and people who worked with Kakkar expressed their sorrow over her untimely death. 

Photographer Viral Bhayani wrote in an Instagram post, ‘Sad news 16-year-old sweet tik-toker @siya_kakkar died by suicide. 

‘Before publishing this I spoke to her Talent management agency head Arjun Sarin who just spoke to her last night for a song collaboration and he says she was in a good mood and perfectly alright.

‘Even he has no clue what went wrong that she had to go this way. You go through her videos and you can she was so good in her content, it’s really sad that she chose this path. If you are feeling depressed please dont do this (sic).’ 

Earlier this month, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment from suspected suicide. 

The 34-year-old was one of Bollywood’s most high-profile personalities and was best known for playing India cricket legend MS Dhoni in a biopic of his life.  

Anyone in the UK seeking help for mental health concerns can call Samaritans free on 116 123 or visit Samaritans.org 

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