DHADING, JANUARY 25

Suicide cases are rising in Dhading.

As many as 79 people committed suicide in the last six months of the current fiscal year in the district. Of them, 64 hanged themselves, 13 consumed poison, one slit his own throat and one jumped into a river.

The district had recorded 71 suicide cases last fiscal, while that number stood at 60 the previous year. Data at Dhading District Police Office showed that 94 people had consumed poison. The district is also witnessing a rise in crime and criminal incidents.

As many as 252 cases, including drug trafficking, murder and polygamy, have been filed with the district police office in the past six months of the current fiscal.

According to Dhading SP Mahendra Khadka, out of 1,159 incidents, murder, suicide and road accidents top the list. Data showed that cases of rape, suicide, human trafficking, drugs, attempt to murder and gambling were high. Nineteen rape cases were registered with the police office in the past six months. The number is higher than that of the same period last year.