SAMTSE DISTRICT COURT ORDERS CIVIL COMMITMENT OF A WOMAN
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.