Dadeldhura, September 11
Dadeldhura District Police Office has organised an awareness programme for students of different schools in the district after the suicide rate shot up and criminal activities increased alarmingly of late.
The police team today launched the awareness programme for students of grades XI and XII of Mahendra Namuna Secondary School in which the team informed students about the causes of suicide and also spoke about the criminal activities that had been increasing in the district.
DSP Dadhi Ram Neupane said majority of suicide cases involved plus-two students and that these students were also into crime.
“Plus-two graders as well as students staying away from home choose the path of suicide and engage in criminal activities even over minor domestic dispute in the house,” he said.
DSP Neupane said that unemployment after completion of studies was also a major reason among students committing suicide.
He informed that awareness programme would be launched in all the schools of local levels. DSP Neupane also said that the programme would help minimise such incidents.
According to DPO, as many as 23 persons had committed suicide in the fiscal 2018-19. Similarly, three persons were arrested for illegal activities and six others were held for rape.
A version of this article appears in print on September 12, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.