Survivor passes away in Cairns


A resettled suicide attempt survivor from Cairns, Queensland passed away while he was being treated in a hospital on May 10.

The deceased has been identified as 40-years-old Gyan Chhetri who was resettled from Beldangi camp earlier on January 22 this year.

His daughter found him hanging on branch of a tree in the courtyard at 12:00 am on May 7.

He was immediately rushed to a local hospital in a critical condition following an SOS call, according to his family source.

The source also informed BNS that Chhetri was repeatedly warning of ending his life. He was found hanging on a tree in his third attempt.

“When I tried to convince him, he instead questioned me why were all were so much caring to him when he was trying to end his life,” his daughter lamented.

The Chhetri family in collaboration with the community cremated his dead body on May 16 in Burkin Svendsens Funeral Home in a traditional manner.

The entire Cairns community was traumatized and shocked by the suicide.

Late Chhetri is survived by a son, wife and two daughters.


  1. This is a shocking news. May the departed should rest in peace and let us all help this family to overcome this tragedy. We all should work with the settlement providers and seek their counselling help as they are funded in Australia for 5 years under settlement grants program. Let us not loose more precious lives anymore.