Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Seven commit suicide in 24 hours in Kathmandu

nepalnews.com

Seven persons committed suicide in a span of 24 hours in Kathmandu valley between Saturday and Sunday, Annapurna post daily reported.
Norbu Lama, 30, of Ranibari, Indra Bahadur Khanal, 40, of Chandol, Hom Bahadur Shrestha, 30, of Tinthana, Subash Phuyal, 24, of Jitpurphedi, Nabaraj Lamichhane, 27, of Telkot, Bhaktapur, and Krishna Prasad Gautam, 58, of Lubhu, Lalitpur committed suicide, the daily reported quoting various police sources.
The reasons for suicide include household dispute, divorce, unemployment and failure in exams, according to Superintendent of Police (SP) Ramesh Kharel, chief of Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu.
The cases of suicide are increasing in the recent years due to various social, political and economic problems.
A recent report compiled by Nepal Police headquarters showed 677 persons committed suicide across the country in a span of two months between mid-April and mid-June.
At this rate, the number of suicide cases across the country per day is more than 10 on average.


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