KATHMANDU, Aug 13: As one after another junior government official commits suicide following implication by the CIAA, a debate has started whether such small fry is being made the scapegoats in various corruption scandals.

Suicides on the rise in Myagdi

August 10, 2017 07:53 am

MYAGDI, Aug 9: He was just 10. Prakash BK of Chhepare village of Beni municipality had been to his school just like any other day last Sunday. As usual, he returned home on time. Usually after reaching home, he would rush to play. Upon insistence, he would take some food before going out to see friends. But that day, he did not go out to meet his friends. Nor did he take snacks. He was nowhere. After sometime, he was found dead. ^PBK had hung himself to death at his house.

Suicides on the rise in Baitadi

February 23, 2017 08:03 am

BAITADI, Feb 23: Alarming cases of suicide have been noticed in Baitadi district. According to police, on an average the district witnesses a case of suicide every 12 days. Among others, the report has highlighted domestic and economic issues as the most common factors.

Poverty, inflation behind rising suicides

September 12, 2016 01:30 am

DANG, Sept 12: When women in her village were busy celebrating Teej festival, 17-year-old Goma Oli, a local of Rajpur, wore a gloomy look. There was no celebratory mood in her poverty-stricken family. And being one among the seven sisters made things even more difficult for her.