The Kathmandu Post has an editorial (September 10) which we must ponder about it:

Last week, Hari Sada, a native of Udayapur district fell off a six-storey building in Qatar and died. In a cruel twist of fate, on Monday, the very day his dead body arrived in Nepal, his 24-year-old wife, apparently unable to bear the pain of losing him, consumed poison and killed herself. The same day, three other women killed themselves in Rautahat—two after a dispute with their husbands while the other was suffering from chronic depression. Such news of women killing themselves in Nepal are worryingly frequent, so much so that suicide is listed as a leading cause of death among women of reproductive age (15-49 years) in the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Study by the Department of Health Services conducted in 1998 and 2008/09. Instances of suicide have only increased in recent times and among both men and women.

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www_ekantipur_com_2014_09_10_editorial_mind_matters_394814_h (pdf file)

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