increased by 16 per cent in the first month of the lockdown, according to data
compiled by the Nepal Police. Since 24 March, the country has been shut down to
contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
filed in police stations across the country between mid-March and mid-April
against 414 cases during the period from mid-February to mid-March.
during the lockdown is considerably higher, as 38 people committed suicide in
the Kathmandu Valley alone.
hanging themselves followed by 114 people who committed suicide through poison
victim had used smoking, slashing, drowning, falling from heights as big
methods to commit suicides.
to the people’s mental health, who were forced to stay indoors during the
of May 16,’ said Niraj Bahadur Shahi, Nepal Police spokesperson, adding that
the police revised the suicide case data afterwards.