While staying in hut due to menstrual exile, woman dies in Nepal village

Last Updated: Jan 12 2018 17:59

A government official on Friday said that a woman 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.

Government administrator Tul Bahadur Kawcha said that 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.

The woman was found dead on Monday.

Kawcha said that despite a government ban on the practice, people still follow it in some remote areas.