SON STABS MOTHER TO DEATH
A 24-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for stabbing his mother to death in Dophuchen Gewog, Samtse. The incident happened in in March this year.
The convict confessed that he acted on an impulse of anger. The deceased had scolded her son, who, at that time was sleeping. She had asked her son to go to kitchen and light a fire in the traditional mud oven. The convict, before the incident, had bought a shank knife from a shop intending to kill his mother.
The convict fled the scene after the incident and threw the knife below the road. However, he was arrested on the same evening. Officials from the gewog administration said the deceased died on the way to the Basic Health Unit.