Maina Bardewa Bhitrikoti, 22, was pregnant with four month's baby. She was severely beaten by her family members until she fainted. She was then put on a stack of hay in a rice field near her house and burnt alive, police said.


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"The family members put her into a bale of hay in a field close to their house and set her ablaze," said a police official said. "By the time police reached the scene, fire had charred half of her body."

The incident occurred in a settlement near Morang, some 550 km from capital city. The cause behind the murder was yet to be ascertained.