Miss­ing per­son found mur­dered

Business Bhutan - - Nation - Chen­cho Dema from Thim­phu

A 61-year old farmer from Tana vil­lage, Dzomi Geog un­der Pu­nakha Dzongkhag was pushed into the Pu­natshangchhu river by his 26-years old nephew on the night of July 26.

The case which was ini­tially re­ported as that of a per­son gone miss­ing turned out be a mur­der.

Pu­nakha po­lice sta­tion re­ceived a call from a wo­man who is a neigh­bor of the vic­tim, lodg­ing the com­plaint of a miss­ing per­son in her vil­lage on the evening of July 26.

The com­plainant stated that the miss­ing per­son Dorji, 61, farmer, was last seen in his house with his nephew Kaka Tsh­er­ing.

It was learnt that the wife of Dorji had gone to com­plainant’s house the next day to tell that her hus­band had not re­turned since the pre­vi­ous night af­ter he had gone out with his nephew.

Sus­pect­ing foul play, po­lice drove to Manda­gang near Dzomi Geog of­fice and the sus­pect was ar­rested for in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Dur­ing the time of the arrest, the sus­pect was found drunk.

The next morn­ing, the sus­pect con­fessed he had gone to visit his un­cle at his house and from there he forced his un­cle to ac­com­pany him to meet geog Mangmi to talk about their land dis­pute. How­ever, they could not meet the Mangmi as he had gone to sleep.

A brawl broke out be­tween them and the nephew along with his un­cle drove to­wards Khu­ruthang and while reach­ing Guligeba, he parked his car at the road­side. Then he asked his un­cle to step out of the car.

As the vic­tim was stand­ing by the river side, the sus­pect pushed him into the river and watched him drown.

Then he drove back to his vil­lage but he did not go home; in­stead he slept in the car.

The vil­lagers along with the po­lice searched for the body for sev­eral days but the body has not been found till date.

The case has been for­warded to the Of­fice of At­tor­ney Gen­eral (OAG).

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