A youth accused of rape has attempted to commit suicide while under police custody in Rukum West.
Dipak Budathoki of Aathbiskot Municipality-9 was charged of rape by a 20-year-old girl on August 2. Budathoki was arrested on August 3 and was at custody in District Police Office. DSP Sumit Khadka said he attempted to hang himself using his tops on the tap of the restroom of the police office on Sunday.
Police had extended Budathoki’s remand by a week in the district court. He attempted the suicide on the same day his remand was extended. He was rescued after a guard noticed Budathoki was taking a lot of time inside the restroom.
Budathoki has been taken to Kohalpur Hospital in Nepalgunj for further treatment upon the referral of District Hospital where he was taken first.