The Courier-Mail

River hunt for victim


KATHMANDU: Police in Nepal are searching a river for the body of a 27-year-old teacher from Austin, Texas, who was thrown into it after she was killed with a hammer.

Authoritie­s are searching the Seti River for the body of Dahlia Yehia, who disappeare­d from the resort town of Pokhara in western Nepal last month, police official Hari Bahadur Pal said.

Police have arrested a local teacher, Narayan Paudel, who was hosting Ms Yehia while she was in Pokhara to help victims of April’s devastatin­g earthquake.

Mr Pal said Paudel had confessed to the crime and now faces up to 30 years in jail.

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