SAMTSE DIS­TRICT COURT OR­DERS CIVIL COM­MIT­MENT OF A WO­MAN

Business Bhutan - - Money -

The Samtse Dis­trict Court has or­dered the civil com­mit­ment of a wo­man who stabbed her hus­band to death last year.

Civil com­mit­ment is one of the al­ter­na­tives to sen­tenc­ing in which a de­fen­dant found to be men­tally un­sound is court-or­dered into treat­ment.

The court found the 38-year-old wo­man who killed her hus­band a year ago in Gomtu men­tally ill. In the judge­ment passed yes­ter­day, the court or­dered the wo­man to be com­mit­ted to a govern­ment rec­og­nized re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter for treat­ment.

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