Monday, November 05, 2007

A Greenwich Suicide

While politicians continue to scapegoat migrants, some are paying the price, as this story from last week's Newshopper shows: 'A Nepalise man took his own life after struggling to settle in England, an inquest heard. Bodh Paudyal was found by his wife, Gayatree Timsina, in the morning of July 6. He had cut his neck with a razor at their home in Myra Street, Greenwich. The 47-year-old was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, where he died the following day due to lack of oxygen to the brain caused by blood loss. The engineer arrived in the UK in 2005 but was unable to get a job for which he was qualified. Southwark coroner John Sampson said a note left by Mr Paudyal said he been distressed because he thought people were spreading rumours he was in the country illegally. The coroner recorded a verdict Mr Paudyal took his own life'.

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