A complaint was lodged against Dr. Sujan Dhakal and his father Murali Prasad of Kathmandu metropolis-16 on the charge of abetting a staff nurse of Bir Hospital to commit suicide. Anuma Shrestha, a 34-year-old staff nurse who worked at Bir Hospital was found dead in a house in Balaju’s Bohoratar on Saturday evening.
Anuma’s body was found hanging in a room of Dr Sujan Dhakal’s rented home at Bohoratar Heights of Kathmandu’s Balaju. Dr Dhakal originally hails from Nuwakot district. The police removed Anuma’s body soon after they were informed about the incident on Saturday evening.
Preliminary investigation by the police has shown that Dr Dhakal and the deceased Anuma were in a love relationship. Dr Dhakal works at Koshi Hospital in Biratnagar. The police also suspect that Anuma may have committed suicide.
According to Sitaram Rijal, Superintendent of Police (SP) and the spokesperson for Kathmandu District Police Office, further investigation into the case is underway. SP Rijal said, “The police have also found a 'suicide note' along with the body.”
Police said that according to the suicide note, Anuma and Dr Dhakal were in a love relationship for the past four years but Dr Dhakal’s family was against their marriage, forcing her to commit suicide. Sources say that Shrestha has mentioned about her life experience, love relationships, attempts to get married and rejection by her lover’s family.