On her blog named Thea Tea Devourer, Dahlia Yehia says about her that she is a teacher, an artist and a searcher: “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for, and that’s how I want it to be for a while.”
A few months ago she traveled to Nepal to help subsequently of April’s devastating earthquake.
Yehia arrived in Nepal on 20th July and kept in touch with home through social media. When she didn’t answered after a WhatsApp message on August 6, here friends and family became worried.
Last week, her family received the news form the U.S. Embassy. Yehia, 25, was dead.
Kaski District Police Superintendent Hari Bahadur Pal said that Yehia was a beaten to death by the man who was hosting her in his home. After he beat her, he dumped her body in river. Voice of America reported that the man met Yehia through couchsurfing.com – a website were local host connect with travelers.
On Spetember 4, Narayan Paudel was arrested and tried to kill himself but jumping out a police station window.
Police is still searching for Yehia’s body.
Mecghan Moharter, Yehia’s friend said that “Dahlia was an artist, art was pretty much an extension of her being. She was incredibly talented.” Yehia had a bachelor in fine arts.
What happened in Nepal is still a mystery. This nation is known to be open and friendly to travelers and now is devastated by an earthquake that killed at least 8,000 people. The Facebook page says: “We are devastated by this senseless loss of a beautiful life. For those who haven’t had the joy of spending time with Dahlia, know that she is a giver, lover, and humanitarian, who devoted her life to others less fortunate both domestic and abroad.”