American woman beaten to death in Nepal

An American woman who went to Nepal to help in the country’s earthquake relief has been beaten to death, police said.


Twenty five year old, Dahlia Yehia, arrived in Nepal on July 20 to serve in Pokhara, where she was killed by a teacher.


Narayan Paudel, confessed to beating Yehia to death, putting her body in a sack and dumping it in the river.


Paudel met Yehia through a Couchsurfing website and told authorities that he killed her on August 4. The website connects travelers with local hosts for accommodations.


Her body has not been recovered.


Police were alerted by Yehia’s friends and family when they lost contact with her. They contacted the US Embassy in Nepal and local authorities launched an investigation.


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