Man de­tained for a rape of 14year girl

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

Thim­phu po­lice ar­rested a 47-year old man on 5th September for al­leged rape of a 14-year old stu­dent.

Thim­phu Po­lice’s of­fi­cer in-com­mand, Ma­jor Wangdi said that the mat­ter was re­ported to po­lice by an of­fi­cial from foren­sic unit of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Na­tional Re­fer­ral Hos­pi­tal (JDWNRH) when the vic­tim was brought to the hos­pi­tal for med­i­cal checkup and found out that the vic­tim was preg­nant for more than six month.

It was learnt that, the sus­pect is the hus­band of ma­ter­nal aunt and crime took place dur­ing last win­ter break when vic­tim’s par­ent left for some­where and kept the vic­tim with them. When the in­ci­dent took place, her aunt was gone for a work who works in one of the ho­tel in Thim­phu.

When the teacher no­ticed the un­usual phys­i­cal growth of a stu­dent, the teacher in­formed her par­ents to take her to hos­pi­tal, and then the girl was found to be six months preg­nant dur­ing med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion.

Mean­while, the sus­pect who is a fa­ther of four works as ma­son and he also ad­mit­ted the crime.

Ac­cord­ing to the sec­tion 183 and 184 of Pe­nal Code of Bhutan 2004, “A de­fen­dant shall be guilty of the of­fence of rape of a child above the age of twelve years, if the de­fen­dant has sex­ual in­ter­course with a child be­tween the ages of twelve to eigh­teen years.”

“The of­fence of rape of a child above the age of twelve years shall be a felony of the third de­gree.” The case will be for­warded to Of­fice of At­tor­ney Gen­eral.

Be­side this, Thim­phu po­lice had also ar­rested ten peo­ple as of now in con­nec­tion with the theft of mo­bile phone.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, if some­one found any prop­erty, the founder should re­turn back to con­cern owner. If not the founder will be guilty of lar­ceny of prop­erty lost, mis­laid, or de­liv­ered by mis­take.

As per the Pe­nal Code of Bhutan 2004 of sec­tion 253, stated that “A de­fen­dant shall be guilty of lar­ceny of prop­erty lost, mis­laid, or de­liv­ered by mis­take, if the de­fen­dant comes into con­trol of prop­erty known to have been lost, mis­laid, or de­liv­ered un­der a mis­take as to the na­ture or amount of the prop­erty or the iden­tity of the re­cip­i­ent and with the pur­pose of de­priv­ing the owner thereof, the de­fen­dant fails to take rea­son­able mea­sures to re­store the prop­erty to the per­son en­ti­tled to it.”

Mean­while, start­ing from 26th of Au­gust this year, Thim­phu po­lice also ar­rested and de­tained 26 peo­ple of whom three are fe­male in con­nec­tion with drugs. Out of that, 15 are ar­rested and de­tained by po­lice for il­licit traf­fick­ing of nar­cotic drugs un­der il­le­gal pos­ses­sion. The age ranges from 15-42 years of age.

While, 11 are un­der the cat­e­gory of abuse and been di­rected to the Bhutan Nar­cotic Agency for coun­sel­ing and treat­ment. Amongst them, two of them were stu­dents and rest all job­less and dropout.

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