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Patient commits suicide by jumping off Bharat hospital building in Chitwan

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CHITWAN — An elderly man receiving treatment at Bharatpur Hospital in Chitwan has committed suicide by jumping from the hospital building, the police said.

The deceased has been identified as Dhanraj Subba, 52, of Jagatpur in Chitwan, and the reason of his suicide is yet to be known.

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Subba was admitted to the hospital on March 3 for pancreatitis and took his own life by jumping off the window of a hospital toilet at around 5:30 pm on Sunday, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Prabhu Prasad Dhakal.

He breathed his last in the course of treatment, he said. His body has been kept in the hospital.

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Dolpa Ward Chairman held on charge of idol theft

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DOLPA — Karma Gurung, Chairman of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality-5 in Upper Dolpa, was arrested on charge of idol theft from Kathmandu. A team of police personnel from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Gurung from Bauddha in the capital city.

Police said that Ward Chairman Karma was held for allegedly stealing Buddha idols from Rahap Monastery situated in She-Phoksundo Rural Municipality-4.

Gurung, an independent candidate, was elected the ward chair in the recent local level elections but later joined the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the unification of two communist parties.

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Likewise, Ukren Pasang Gurung, 41, and Pasang Lundup Gurung of She-phoksundo Rural Municipality; Jhyampachhuldim Lama, 41, and Tshering Dawa Gurung, 43, of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality were also held from a special team of CIB.

Asked about the arrest of ward chairman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dolpa District Police Office Awadesh Bista confirmed Karma Gurung’s arrest on charge of idol theft and added that further investigations were ongoing.

A total of 42 Buddha’s idols were stolen from Rahap Monastery some eight years ago but the locals had noticed the issue just some four months ago.

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