Nepal: Pregnant woman burnt alive by family members

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Kathmandu, April 10: A pregnant woman was burnt alive Monday in Nepal by her family members, Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

Maina Bardewa Bhitrikoti, 22, was pregnant with four month's baby. She was severely beaten by her family members until she fainted. She was then put on a stack of hay in a rice field near her house and burnt alive, police said.

"The family members put her into a bale of hay in a field close to their house and set her ablaze," said a police official said. "By the time police reached the scene, fire had charred half of her body."

The incident occurred in a settlement near Morang, some 550 km from capital city. The cause behind the murder was yet to be ascertained.

IANS

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