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Nepal police probes mysterious death of Belgian tourist

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 22:47

Kathmandu: Nepal police is probing the mysterious death of a Belgian citizen whose decomposed body was found in a famous trekking area in north-east of the country.

Debbie Maveau, 23, was missing since the first week of June and her decomposed body was recovered from the conservation area situated near Tibetan border on June 14, according to an official at Nepal Tourism Board.

"It is not clear whether she was murdered or died of some other reason," said Sarad Pradhan, spokesperson of Nepal Tourism Board.

"The police is investigating into the matter and we cannot come to any conclusion before the investigation is over," he added.

There was no clue in the case and it could not be ascertained whether it was a murder.

According to the police Rs 8,000 cash and her camera were not taken away and there was no initial indication that she was sexually assaulted.


First Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 22:47
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