RUPANDEHI, Sept 7: Ramesh Nepal, the Ward Chairperson of ward 2 of Butwal Sub-Metropolis attempted to commit suicide at his residence in Butwal at around 9 am on Saturday.
According to Nepal’s family sources, he hanged himself on the ceiling fan using bed-sheet as a hanging knot. As soon as his eighty-year-old mother heard sounds from the room, the knot was cut off and he was immediately rushed to Lumbini Provincial Hospital in Butwal.
However, he was referred to Universal Medical College in Bhairahawa as further treatment was not possible there.
Hospital told Republica Online that his condition is critical. He has been placed on a ventilator for intensive care.
The people’s representatives from Butwal sub-metropolis, Nepal’s relatives and neighbours, and the public have flocked around the hospital premises. People said they were shocked to learn about the suicide attempt by a people’s representative.
According to sources, there had been tension in the family in recent times as he had been alcoholic. Moreover, he was also facing some cases against him.
“He has been absent in sub-metropolitan meeting for the last three days,” Ward Chairperson of Butwal-11 Ramchandra Chhetri said adding, “We had also scheduled a meeting on Saturday on disaster management.”