Husband, in-laws beat woman to death ‘for not making chapatis’


A woman was beaten to death at Jatahara VDC in Rautahat yesterday night.

Family members of Sajara Khatun, 22, of the VDC beat her to death yesterday night, said District Police Office, Rautahat.

DSP Sudhir Raj Shahi of DPO said that Sajara was beaten to death by her family members after she ignored their order to make some chapatis.

Preliminary investigation suggests that Sajara’s husband Shesh Jamun and his father and mother beat her up for ‘not making chapatis’ for them, said DSP Sahi.

Her husband and his parents were preparing to take her to hospital after she was critically injured in the thrashing last night, DSP Shahi quoted neighbours as saying. But Sajara was already dead, he added.

Sajara’s husband and his parents fled to India after the neighbours informed police, said DSP Shahi. “We are working to coordinate with our Indian counterpart to locate and arrest the culprits,” he said.

It is said that the body of Sajara has been kept in district hospital for post-mortem.

DSP Shahi said that the family members of Sajara has already been informed about the case.

Despite massive awareness campaigns, women in Nepal continue to suffer from different forms of violence.

Women rights activists have long been calling for stronger laws to curb violence against women and children that range from domestic to sexual violence.

Illiterate women in rural parts of the country and in the Tarai region usually fall prey to domestic violence, which include beating, verbal abuse, mental torture and confinement.