Former Supreme Court justice Bharat Raj Upreti has committed suicide at his residence in Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu on Sunday (May 24, 2015).
As reported by an online news portal, Upreti took his own life by hanging at his Ratopul-based house leaving behind a suicide note. According to family sources, Upreti, 63, was found hanging in his study room at 3 am on Monday. In his suicide note, he has written that he decided to end his life as per his wish.
Upreti’s body has been taken to Teaching Hospital, informed advocate Shiva Rijal, a colleague of Joshi at Pioneer Law Firm.
Metropolitan Police Office Chief SSP Uttam Karki said that investigation regarding the suicide of the former SC Justice is underway.“informed that a suicide note was found in Upreti’s pocket and investigation regarding the authenticity of the note is being carried out.Do not perform by final rites. Please give my body to teaching hospital for educational purposes and deposit the cost of my rites, Rs 500,000, to the relief fund,” read the suicide note informed SSP Karki.
Upreti was known for his uncontroversial run during his time as temporary Justice at the Supreme Court before retiring. He was a lawyer for a well known organization before becoming a SC Justice. After retiring, Upreti was working as legal consultant to various private and corporate businesses.
He has also urged his family members to donate his body to the hospital and Rs 500,000 to be used for his funeral processions to the earthquake victims.