Resettled Bhutanese hangs himself to death

Late Jit Pradhan

UPDATE:(01/10/2010, 10 PM) Late Pradhan’s funeral is going to be held on Jan. 11, Monday at 11 AM. His body is still in Allegheny County Hospital. Catholic Charity of Pittsburgh has stated that it is going to cover all  the necessary expenses for the ceremony.

A recently resettled Bhutanese refugee in Pittsburgh, PA committed suicide at 4:30 am. yesterday. JIt Bahadur Pradhan, 60 was found dead hanging himself at his neighbor’s laundry, according to our PA correspondent, Mr. Bhanu Phuyel.

The resettlement of the Pradhan family is sponsored by the Catholic Charity of Pittsburgh. Their initial housing arrangement, as Mr phuyel says, was made with the family of Om Prakash Chhetri in which ten people had to share a three-bedroom apartment located at 903 Vermont Avenue, Pittsburgh.

Formerly, Pradhan was in Bhutanese refugee camp, Beldangi-II extension (E/1-40) where he spent 18 years of his refugee life. The suicide arrived at Pittsburgh with 5 others in his family on 2nd of December 2009.

According to Mr.  Phuyel, the body of the deceased has been taken by the police authority for further investigation.The cause of his death is not known but frustration is suspected to be the one.

He left his wife Kamala Pradhan alone to look after their children.

31 Responses

  1. […] those was 60-year-old Jit Bahadur Pradhan killed himself on Jan. 11 due to depression (here and here). The USCCCB resettled him to Pittsburgh on Dec. 2, 2009. His resettlement agency was Catholic […]

  2. It is very sad news for us to hear the decease of Mr.pradhan .I was so shocked by hearing this news. It is very much sorrowful for all of the Bhutanese people who are in USA and outside to hear the Pradhan’s death with in a short period of his arrival in america.Let his soul becomes free from the
    bondage death and enjoys the highest bliss at Western Paradise and we pray to the god to give internal power to his family not to have more sorrowfulness and i wish not to listen any more event like this in future……….

  3. dear fan we the khadka family like to share heartul condolence to ur family in uncertain death of ur dad .let god keep ur father soul peace in heaven.god bless u

  4. hi puran dada we the moonlight family is totally shocked by the news that we have heard and share our heartful condolence to you too……..and also we pray to the almighty god for the peace of u r papa’s soul in the heaven.
    we also pray for u r better future over there GOOD BLESS YOU ALL AND BEST OF LUCK HAI DADA

  5. I was very much shocked to know about the committed sucide of late Mr.Pradhan via this site. How could a hero like man been a victim of frustration and depression,I can’t believe it. But ‘sucide’ is the state of mind which comes itself during depression or frustration. A good counselling,love and security may be the remidies of sucide.We need to know,where we are and what we are for.Let us not give up hope to retaliate with situation as we are here to live and to demonestrate that we r human being.
    I pray let his selfishless secrifices be rewarded through above all. Let his departed soul rest in peace in heaven.

  6. iI was so shocked by hearing suicide in PA.Within short period of arriving here in U.S it happens..This might be due to depression about USA,it happens to every new refugee family in state,so good assistance,help and Love should secure the new person in new place by companions,relatives and resettled office too.My heartfelt condolence to bereaved family and may the departed soul reach peace in almighty’s heaven.And hope this kind of bad news never be listen and dishearten the mind with morose.

  7. Dear puran daju. i am really shocked with uncertain death of ur father .
    Let his soul remain peace in heaven. And i would like to heartful condolence to Mr.Jet bdr pradhan.
    And let god help his family in coming days .

  8. I was very saddened to hear of the suicide death of a newly arrived Bhutanese refugee from Nepal. I never met him but it appears he was a very good man. I have prayed for his family and wish there was some way I could reach out and help them. I live near where he was resettled and would like to meet his family if this is possible….please inform me if they would want me to visit them….I will continue to pray for his family and feel sure he is now in Heaven!

  9. hi, we are sad to hear this news…we are really shocked by this news…I pray to the almighty god , let his soul gets peace in haven…….hope his other family be able to cope this toughest situation….we remember you uncle…though you have left but your memories will be forever with us in our hearts as we will say your story to our next generations as you’ve served more than 17 years without being paid in refugee camp with faithfully , honestly and enthusiastically…..

  10. I came to this site because I am interested in all things Bhutan, but I have long been sad that many had to leave there, and this does not speak well of Bhutan. Suicide is caused by depression, and depression is an illness. Sad and overwhelming events—and frustration, as has been mentioned—can lower a person’s ability to ward off depression. I am so sorry about Mr. Pradham’s death, and I pray that others may not become discouraged by the loss. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to go from one’s beautiful country, unwillingly, to have to live in a refugee camp, and then to be faced with overcrowding in a foreign city, in a culture so very different. I admire you all for working to make the best of it. You are very brave. Mr. Pradham was brave also, but the illness of depression must have affected his ability to cope with the difficulties. It sounds as if he did much good during his life. I pray for his wife and children and extend my sympathy to them.

  11. I am sorry to hear about untimely death of Mr. Pradhan. I still in shock, I am not imagine the pain of losing a spouse, much more at the peak of there career. Myself and all friends extending ours deepest sympathies and heart full condolence to the death families.

    I pray to god, to reach the departed souls to haven. Remember that “Those who live in the hearts of others never die.”

    Saugat+Nabin Khadka
    Kuwait (shuwaikh industrial Area)

    • Hi puran da, me here share my heartful condolence for the uncertain death of your father .yes i m really shocked by it and pray for the almighty god for the peace of u r papa’s soul in the heaven.

  12. I was so shocked by hearing sucide death in PV arriveing US in short perod of time i give heart full condolance let his departed soul rest peac in heaven

  13. Let his soul stay in peace and we pray lord to give courage to his family.
    it is really a bad news for all bhutanese too.

  14. Firstly, sorry to hear about the suicide accident happened in Pennsylvania in which such accident had been causing the loss of valor on most of the Bhutanese people. However he might was having some problem to forfeit himself from this world as well as from his loving neighbors and family. “once the things is done in our life, we can’t redone it again”, similarly as Mr. Pradhan left us all, we can’t bring him back in our real life however we can pray for his soul to rest peacefully in the heaven.

  15. Hi there!
    Obviously, the overwhelming news which saddened everybody living abroad + back in refugee camp. I was shocked as well as didn’t believe at first after hearing this news from someone. As I saw this news in this reliable website, I truly felt nervous and couldn’t wait longer to express my feelings Via this site. I surely, would like to express my heartful condolence to his bereaved family and well wisher to overcome this devastating and frustating situation. Let his soul gets peace in heavan. Let’s pray to god to give excess of strengths to his family to cope this situation. We all remember you uncle since we owe the sacrifices you have done in back in camp to help us have more convenience life…..
    regards,
    Nabin, on behalf of Bhattarai family over here Aus******.

  16. we not only bhutanese but also the nepalese community in canada are shocked by the untimely death of Mr. Jit Pradhan.
    as we stayed together in camp for 18 years,he was a good person who served as a sub-sector head for many years.
    let his departed soul rest in peace in heaven.

  17. we all bhutanese utahns shoked by such news.

  18. we are extremely shocked to know about the untimely demise of Mr pradhan.he was very good and easy going person.let’s pray for the departed soul rest peace in heaven.

  19. we were extremely shocked to know about the untimely demise of mr pradhan.lets pray for his departed soul rest peace in heaven.

  20. This is sad news , let his soul get rest in peace in heaven.We all have to know is that we all are refugee, and all of us have the same problem and a way to struggle…why are we loosing hope? This is the oppertunity…lets take it, hit the goal. There are lots of ups and downs in life but become normal later. People who own 500 storyed building, people who steeped moon, the one who destroyed pentagon were all refugee. Don’t get discouraged and dont be the example to discourage. We all have the same problem, bitter life in the begining should be changed better later. let us not be lazy to breathe, coz it leads to death.let us taste the new life with new adventure. Feels good…

  21. I was so shocked with my friend’s father dead.I EXPRESS MY HEART FELT CONDOLENCE TO THE BEREAUED FAMILY AND PRAY TO GOD TO VEST THE DEPARTED SOUL IN PEACE IN HEAVEN.

  22. When we heard that jit bdr. pradhan committed sucide we could not belive it. He had served us as sub sector head in beldangi III E/1 for one year. He was intimate friendtome since we met. He was quite frustrated and use to say that he doesnot like to be resettled abroad. I am recalling that day when he was leaving for resettlement he seem very serious and didnot speak a single words. we the refugee who were is neighbours are remembering him and feel his absence now.
    Let us pray for his departed soul to rest in peace and give courages to his wife kamala , son Puran and Pukar to onercome the sorrow.

    Gopal Gurung and family

  23. im extremely shocked to hear about commit suidide of mr.prodhan in PA.Lets pray for him his departed soul may rest in peace

  24. Hello everyone it is sad news for all bhutanese as well as nepalese people .Actually what is the main cause for this suicide ?

    I want to advice do not try to discourage to the new bhutanese people about the usa .From today everyone should remember this things and try to help and motivate the new people from nepal .

    I want to give a heartfelt condolence to jit bdr. pradhan and his family .May his soul will peacefully remain in the heaven and may god bless the his family .Thanks.

  25. I was so shocked by hearing news of suicide in PA.He is just arrive on December.But we heard news of death in january.My heartflelt deep condolence to his great family and may the departed soul reach peace inbeautiful heaven.Ihope this kind of news does not come in comming days.

  26. as we know people are depressed when they leave their birth place and to be adopted with new culture and place,in this moment they should be provided good living environment,but in this case they seems to be neglected

  27. I am still confuse why people suicide? Life is like a struggle.So as per my hope he need to do struggle to get success. Its so sorry that in our Bhutanese family we loose one star who may had idea for the build of Bhutanese community. Any way I pray his soul stay in peace and we pray lord to give courage to her family.

  28. its a shocking news heard from Pittursburg. Frustration is the cause mentioned . Newly arrived friends must be accompained by old ones.

  29. I am shock to hear this bad news of Mr pradhan death. he was my neighbour and he worked as sub sector head too. he was a good man. if the reason could be know it will be use ful.

    Let his soul stay in peace and we pray lord to give courage to her family.
    Indra

  30. I was so shocked by hearing suicide in PA.Within short period of arriving here in U.S it happens..This might be due to depression about USA,it happens to every new refugee family in state,so good assistance,help and Love should secure the new person in new place by companions,relatives and resettled office too.My heartfelt condolence to bereaved family and may the departed soul reach peace in almighty’s heaven.And hope this kind of bad news never be listen and dishearten the mind with morose.

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