Smoke inhalation suspected to have killed 21-year-old who lit fire to keep warm while observing controversial practice of sleeping outside during menstruation[...]
The victim died while following a Hindu tradition that says menstruating women are unclean and can't live with their families during that time of the month.[...]
Nepalese woman Gauri Kumari Bayak dies after being banished to mountain hut for menstruating. She was following ancient Hindu tradition Chhaupadi.[...]
A 21-year-old woman has died in a remote village in Nepal after she was forced to live in a hut due to the fact she was menstruating, according to a government official. The young woman, who was found dead on Monday, is believed to have died from smoke inhalation from a fire she ignited in the hut to ensure she kept warm in the chilly temperatures of the mountain village.[...]
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A woman has died in a remote village in Nepal because of a tradition in which women are exiled from their homes and forced to live in huts during menstruation, a government official said Friday.
The 21-year-old is believed to have died from smoke inhalation from a fire she lit in the hut to keep warm in the freezing temperatures in the mountain village, said government administrator Tul Bahadur Kawcha.
The woman was found dead on Monday.
Kawcha said the tradition is still practiced in some remote villages despite a government ban on the practice and a law introduced last year to punish people who force women to follow the custom.[...]