FOUR MEN SENTENCED FOR VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER
In the judgment passed by the Phuentsholing Dungkhag Court on Monday, four men were sentenced to prison terms ranging from one month to 14 years and 11 months for voluntary manslaughter of a 25-year-old man.
Following an argument, the main convict, a 28-year-old man from Trashigang, stabbed the deceased to death in January this year in Phuentsholing. The main convict was sentenced to 14 years and 11 months imprisonment. The court has also asked the convict to pay a compensation of about Nu 500,000 to the father of the deceased. For failing to report the crime, the court sentenced the other three men to prison; however, they can pay Thrimthue in lieu of prison term.