MAN SEN­TENCED FOR AT­TEMPTED STATU­TORY RAPE

Business Bhutan - - Nation -

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.

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