Resettled youth murdered in MA

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A Spencer man, Aldo Dunphe, 23, murdered Ratna Bhattarai, 31, a resettled Bhutanese at Worcester, MA at U Mass Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Aldo W. Dunphe, right, with his lawyer, Michael Hussey, Wednesday in Worcester District Court (Picture courtesy: Telegraph.com)
Aldo W. Dunphe, right, with his lawyer, Michael Hussey, Wednesday in Worcester District Court (Picture courtesy: Telegraph.com)

According to Hari Dhakal, former chairperson of Bhutanese Community of Massachusetts, Bhattarai as a psychiatric patient was in the hospital since ten days prior to the murder.

The suspect, Aldo Dunphe, too is reported to be a psychiatric patient receiving treatment in the same hospital.

According to the Telegram.com, murder-suspect Dunphe admitted to state police investigators that he tried to smother Bhattarai with a pillow and then choked and beat him because the latter reminded him of his biological father.

He is ordered held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on December 11.

Ratna Bhattarai, formerly from Sarbhang district in Bhutan stayed for 18 years in Bhutanese Refugee Camp, Sanischare before he was resettled in the US.

Bhattarai was survived with his mother, sister and nephew. His funeral is scheduled on Nov. 11, venue and time was not known till this report is filled.

Elderly man commits suicide

Another elderly man, Lachu Man Gurung, 76, is reported to have ended his life at 11:30 am Friday in Worcester,MA.

Gurung, formerly from Tshokana Chirang, Bhutan was in Beldangi-II refugee camp in Jhapa, Nepal.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughter-in-laws and seven grandchildren. His funeral is not yet fixed.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide, call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. A free, 24/7 service that can provide suicidal persons or those around them with support, information and local resources.

This news has been edited since last published.