Suicide suspected, body not yet released

Published on Oct 08 2009 // Main News

By Ichha Poudyel

Late Mon Maya singing in a cummunity program held in Adelaide on April 2008

Late Mon Maya singing in a cummunity program held in Adelaide on April 2009

Adelaide,October 8: The  members of Bhutanese community in South Australia gathered today to discuss about the funeral of late Mon Maya Ghimirey who was found dead yesterday evening.

The meeting also discussed about the future of her four children who are currently under the care of Gauri Giri, a social activist belonging to the same community.

There were also the representatives from the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Settlement Strategy (IHSS) of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship(DIAC), Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia and  Family SA .

Meanwhile,the police source informed that it would take at least three days for them to release the dead body which was taken for post-mortem yesterday evening.

After carrying out primary investigation into the incidence, police said that the case is likely to be a suicide but details could be known only after the post-mortem.

Laxman Yogi, the case worker for late Mon Maya  informed APFA news that the deceased  had been under special health surveillance for her mental abnormality where two hospitals had been rendering services for her treatment.

She was also receiving better Centrelink benefits due to the same disability.

‘In Australia, the case worker usually helps in the settlement programme of a humanitarian migrant for the first four months, but she was provided this service indefinitely,’ Yogi said.

She had been receiving counselling quite regularly at her own residence at Marion with the help of an interpreter.