Phoenix, AZ: Bhutanese refugee commits suicide

From Nepal News:

A resettled Bhutanese refugee committed suicide in Phoenix of Arizona state of America Wednesday.

Doctors attending 20-year-old Menuka Poudel at St Joseph Hospital formally declared her dead at 6:30 pm local time, Wednesday, a refugee-run news agency, Bhutan News Service (BNS) reported today.

According to the report, she was rescued from her apartment when she was found hanging on a scarf to commit suicide on Tuesday afternoon.


The cause behind the suicide is not yet known, BNS said.

For new readers: We are admitting 60,000 Bhutanese refugees over a 5 year period (see Bush Asst. Secretary of State, Ellen Sauerbrey’s announcement here in 2007).  In FY2008 we admitted 5,320, FY2009 – 13,452, and in FY2010 which ended on September 3oth we admitted 12,363—two more years and 28,865 to go.  More numbers may be found here.

Unrelated, but this story reminded me of the Bhutanese refugee who was murdered in Florida in 2009.  I wonder whatever happened with that case, does anyone know?

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