The last time anyone saw Gauri Kumari Bayak alive, she was gathering grass and firewood. Considered impure because she was menstruating, she was about to sleep outside in a cold hut. She never woke up.
"In Nepal, a Taboo Claims Another Victim" is from the January 10, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Bhadra Sharma and Jeffrey Gettleman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.