An unknown group set her ablaze when she was asleep


A woman, who was burnt on Saturday, at Aadarsha Rural Municipality, Doti, will be airlifted to a Kathmandu-based health facility for treatment.

An unknown group burnt Laxmi Bhat, 28, of the rural municipality while she was asleep in her shop. The group sprayed a highly inflammable substance and set her on fire at midnight.

With the initiative of different organisations in the district, the burn victim will be taken to Kathmandu for further treatment.

She was referred to Kathmandu as treatment was not possible in Sujung Hospital, Dipayal.

The woman was admitted to the hospital the same night.

Nepali Congress, Doti took the initiative to treat the woman.

Nepali Congress, Doti President Pradip Kumar Deuba said that preparation was under way to take the woman to Kathmandu in an ambulance. "But the home ministry will be sending a helicopter to take the woman to Kathmandu for treatment," he said.

Doti President Deuba said that Rs 15,000 has been provided to the woman from the NC relief fund. "Stern action should be taken against the culprits," he added.

Police said that the woman set ablaze at midnight when she was asleep on Saturday. Police are yet to ascertain what the highly inflammable substance was.

Police said that a team from Doti District Police Office had been deployed to the incident site for investigation.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 1, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.