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Police save youth from suicide with help of Facebook

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KATHMANDU — In an odd occurrence of its kind, police have saved life of a young who evidently was going to commit suicide in the wake of posting a suicide note on his Facebook page.

The Facebook’s Ireland-based data centre investigated into profile of the man and informed Nepal Police about the incident at around 1 am today, right after the post.

After getting the information, Nepal Police acted and saved the life of the youth by providing necessary counseling to him.

A team led by Inspector Pashupati Kumar Raya from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division in Kathmandu was assigned to investigate into the case.

The Division also sought help from police in Jhapa district to locate the boy and counsel him.

According to the investigation, the boy who attempted to commit suicide is from Jhapa and is studying in Bachelor’s level.

The boy after returning to a normal condition thanked police for saving his life and pledged not to repeat such reckless act again.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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