KATHMANDU: The latest figure published by Metropolitan Police Office on Sunday has linked at least seven suicide cases to the April 25 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks. According to data, as many as 67 persons, including 53 males, committed suicide by hanging or poisoning themselves during Baishakh and Jestha (mid-April to mid-June) in the Valley. Of them, seven killed themselves after losing mental balance due to the death of their loved ones and damage to property in the earthquakes, it claimed. Police, however, have not said how many of those who committed suicide were males and how many were females.

Assailants held

LALITPUR: Police have arrested two persons for attacking a man in Lalitpur on Saturday. The suspects have been identified as Bidur Shakya, 32, and BK Shakya, 20, of Chapahiti, Lalitpur. Police said they attacked Saman Khadgi, 24, with an iron rod over a minor dispute. Khadgi is receiving treatment at Patan Hospital in Lalitpur. An investigation into the case has been launched, officials informed.

Swindler arrested

KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday nabbed Ganesh Kumar Pandit, 48, from the capital on the charge of swindling a woman of six million rupees. Pandit of Shankarapur Municipality had been absconding after he made Ram Laxmi Twayana of Bhaktapur borrow six million rupees by keeping her land as collateral with the promise of upgrading her herbs business and fled with the cash. Pandit has been handed over to the Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, to proceed with fraud charge.