Three Nepali women, in unrelated events have died in NSW within a week. Devi Kumari Adhikari, who had just landed in Sydney Airport suffered a stroke at the airport itself. She had reached Sydney to attend her son's graduation and visit relatives. She was 61 years old.
Tripti Pandey, a Nepali nurse, and mother of two was also found dead. She was residing in Newcastle, approximately 163 kms from Sydney. She is survived by a husband and her two children.
In another case, Asmita Rijal of Lidcombe, Sydney was found dead in her apartment on Monday, the first day of 2018. Rijal was a resident of Babermahal, Kathmandu.
Rijal and Pandey's death is being suspected as suicide.
Her Excellency Lucky Sherpa, Nepali Ambassador to Australia has said the incidents were tragic and the embassy would provide necessary assistance in any way possible.
NRN New South Wales coordinator and Vice Chairman Nanda Gurung informed that the body of deceased 61-year-old Adhikari has been sent back to Nepal and they are making necessary arrangements to send the body of Rijal back home as per the requests of her family.