The practice was banned by the Supreme Court in 2005 and a new law criminalised it last year [Al Jazeera]

A woman and her two sons suffocated to death in Nepal after she was forced to sleep in a windowless shed during her period, police said.

Amba Bohara and her children are the latest victims of an age-old Hindu practice in the Himalayan country, that was banned more than a decade ago.


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