Suicide attempt survivor passes away in Syracuse, NY


A young man in his late 20s died on Friday following his suicide attempt on Monday morning by hanging in a tree in Syracuse, NY.

Prem Regmi (Picture courtesy: His family)
Prem Regmi (Picture courtesy: His family)

Prem Regmi, a former refugee from Bhutan was found hanging and unconscious at around 2 AM on Monday by Syracuse police that immediately rushed the former to Upstate Medical University.

He was kept at Intensive Care Unit at the hospital until Friday when he was pronounced dead by the team of doctor that was taking his care.

According a medical team that attended this case, Regmi’s blood vessels were completely damaged and he had a severe brain injury.

The deceased originally hailed from Mainatar village of Sarbhang District in Bhutan, and he was residing temporarily in Beldangi II refugee camp, Sector A-3, Hut No 44-45 before getting resettled in Syracuse, NY in early 2009.

Late Regmi is survived by a wife and a two years’ old daughter who have been living separately in Colorado for months.

Earlier, Mitra Mishra hanged him to death at Schiller park in Syracuse in July 05, 2010. However, the exact cause of both suicides has not been known so far.

The number of suicides witnessed by the Bhutanese community in the United States has fairly remained variable. The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement reported 16 suicides were confirmed among U.S. resident Bhutanese refugees as of February 2012.

While, the International Organization for Migration has documented 67 suicides and 64 attempts between 2004 and 2010 in the Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal.