Tik Tok has made its way into millions of phones around the world. This video sharing platform allows people to create and upload their videos for others to watch. This platform has also allowed the rise of many social media influencers like 16-year-old Siya Kakkar.
About Siya Kakkar
Siya Kakkar was a 16-year-old Tik Tok influencer with over 1.1 million followers on the platform. She was known for the cute dance videos that she shared on her social media profile. Siya lived in Mumbai.
About Her Death
Siya’s death was announced by her manager and the head of a talent management agency – Arjun Sarin.
Photographer Viral Bhayani shared his thoughts on Instagram and said –
“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 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, it’s really sad that she chose this path. If you are feeling depressed, please don’t do this”
While the police is investigating what led to the Tik Tok star to take such a drastic step, there are some speculations that Siya Kakkar was being threatened.
It is high time that the society stops treating mental health as a stigma. Let’s work towards creating a positive atmosphere for the people around us during these unprecedented times.