Awaken Nepal

American volunteer beaten to death while on earthquake relief mission

An American humanitarian who traveled to Nepal to help after April’s catastrophic earthquake was beaten to death on her volunteer mission, police said.

Nepalese authorities are still hunting for the body of 25-year-old Dahlia Yehia days after the local teacher who was hosting her confessed to the killing.

Narayan Paudel told police he bludgeoned the volunteer to death, stuffed her body in a sack and dumped it in the river on Aug. 4, CNN reported. The two met on Couchsurfing, a website that connects travels to hosts.

According to the Kathmandu Post, Yehia, an Egyptian American who arrived in Nepal in July, was reported missing on Aug. 6.

The April 25 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people, destroyed thousands of homes across the country and trigged a massive avalanche on Mount Everest.