MAN SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPTED STATUTORY RAPE
A 43-year old man from Sangngachholing Gewog in Samtse was sentenced to five years six months imprisonment by Samtse District Court last week for attempted rape of a 10year old girl.
The judgment states that in December last year, coming into the victim’s grandmother’s place for drinks, the convict attempted to rape the girl when the victim’s grandmother was away tending to cattle. The victim was in the altar room replacing the water offering stated the verdict. The victim is a student studying in one of the schools in Samtse.
The felony is a second-degree felony. The verdict states that any compensation was ruled our since the girl did not suffer any physical injury or threat to her life.