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Nepal: Girl set on fire for rejecting marriage proposal dies

December 14, 2012

16-year-old Shiwa Hasmi of Bardia district, who suffered serious burn injuries after being set on fire by an Indian national following her decision not to accept his marriage proposal, breathed her last at Bir Hospital in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

Family sources said Shiwa died at 7 am today morning while undergoing treatment at the hospital. Ninety percent of her body was severely burnt in the fire and doctors treating her had said that their was little chance she will survive. It is learnt that the family is taking Shiwa’s body to her hometown Gulariya today to burry [sic] her according to proper Muslim tradition.

Because ‘proper Muslim tradition’ had served her so well.


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