Nepali teen dies from snake bite in ‘menstruation hut’

Nepali teen dies from snake bite in ‘menstruation hut’

An 18-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient practice that has been banned for more than a decade, officials said. Tulasi Shahi was bitten twice by a venomous snake and died on Friday morning in western Dailekh district, according to local officials. “She survived for seven hours after the snake bite but died because medical treatment was…

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Nepali woman gang raped in New Delhi

Nepali woman gang raped in New Delhi

A New Delhi-based Nepali woman was gang-raped in the Indian Capital on Sunday, reported Hindustan Times. According to Hindustan Times, the five BPO employees who committed the heinous crime in a rented flat at Pandav Nagar in Indian capital have been arrested and sent behind bars. The Indian police are yet to locate another suspect named Kundan, who was earlier identified as Vikas, was a common link between the woman and the five men. He…

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Boy, woman found dead inside Harlem apartment

Boy, woman found dead inside Harlem apartment

A former teacher who was reportedly fired for having sex with a student was found dead in her Harlem apartment on Monday, along with her 4-year-old son, police said. Felicia Barahona, 36, was found in the living room with an electrical cord around her neck, police said. Her son, Miguel Barahona, was in the bathtub. They were found inside the West 153rd Street apartment, between Broadway and Riverside Drive, at about 8:15 a.m. by the…

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Missing woman found ‘chained like a dog’ in storage container

Missing woman found ‘chained like a dog’ in storage container

A woman was found “chained like a dog” at a South Carolina home Thursday where she had been held captive after vanishing without a trace in August with her boyfriend. Police say Kala Brown, 30, was found inside a metal storage container when they rescued her, according to news station WYFF. Brown told authorities she had been inside the container for two months and that there were as many as four others at the Woodruff…

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Woman sexually assaulted on walk to work in Queens

Woman sexually assaulted on walk to work in Queens

A 51-year-old woman was sexually assaulted while walking to work along the Horace Harding Expressway in Queens on Sunday morning, police said. The woman was walking along the expressway near 168th Street around 6:20 a.m. when a man grabbed her from behind, threw her to the ground and sexually assaulted her, cops said. The suspect, believed to be in his 40s, then fled, cops said. He is described as clean-shaven with short hair, six feet…

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Bronx man raped woman in Riverside Park after meeting on F train

Bronx man raped woman in Riverside Park after meeting on F train

A 26-year-old Bronx man was charged Saturday with raping a woman he met on an F train, police said, after luring her to Riverside Park with the promise of a ride to Brooklyn. Anthony Camilo first saw the 24-year-old victim Saturday on the Brooklyn-bound train, telling her he could offer her a ride but that they had to meet his “friend” in Riverside Park, police said. But when they got to the park, near Riverside…

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Everest records 456 south summits, five deaths

Everest records 456 south summits, five deaths

With the closure of the climbing season, at least 456 climbers, including 199 foreigners, stood atop Mt Everest from Nepal side while the world’s highest mountain also recorded five deaths this spring. Data compiled by the Department of Tourism states that 199 foreigners from 29 countries and 257 Nepali climbers successfully scaled Mt Everest after nine rope-fixing Sherpas first stood atop the mountain on May 11. DoT had issued climbing permits to 289 expedition members,…

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Bronx man faces manslaughter charge after killing wife’s attacker

Bronx man faces manslaughter charge after killing wife’s attacker

A Monday night assault in the Bronx ended with one man dead and another arrested after he allegedly killed an attacker who had assaulted his wife. Around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, police arrived at 1240 Washington Ave. in the Bronx, where they found an unconscious man, 43-year-old Earl Nash, with severe head and body trauma, police reported. Nash had allegedly entered a residence illegally and attacked a woman, 51, whom he struck before forcibly removing…

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New York : Wanted sex offender attacked same woman twice

New York : Wanted sex offender attacked same woman twice

Authorities are looking for a sex offender whom they said attacked the same woman twice in two weeks in Manhattan. Despite being attacked twice by Jeffrey Mahon, the victim says she does not know him. Authorities are looking for a sex offender whom they said attacked the same woman twice in two weeks in Manhattan. Jeffrey Mahon, 49, was identified by the victim as the man who first followed her and grabbed her buttocks on…

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Nepal gets first woman chief justice

Nepal gets first woman chief justice

Sushila Karki became the first female acting Chief Justice of Nepal’s Supreme Court today, ending the male domination of top posts in the judiciary. The Himalayan nation, though still a deeply patriarchal society, is becoming increasingly inclusive, following the end of 10 years of civil war in 2006 and the abolition of the 239-year-old feudal monarchy two years later. In September last year, a specially elected Constituent Assembly approved the first post-monarchical constitution, which gave…

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