MAN SEN­TENCED FOR MUR­DER

Business Bhutan - - Business -

A 26-year-old man from Dzomi Ge­wog, Pu­nakha has been sen­tenced to 25 years in prison for mur­der­ing his un­cle by the Pu­nakha District Court.

The court judge­ment also or­dered the con­vict to pay a com­pen­sa­tion of around Nu 178,000 to the rel­a­tives of the de­ceased.

While the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­eral had ac­tu­ally charged the con­vict with vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter, the court ruled it a mur­der stat­ing that the act was de­lib­er­ate.

Mean­while, a land dis­pute be­tween the two re­port­edly led to the mur­der. The in­ci­dent hap­pened in Buli-Gepa near Khu­ruthang on July 26, when the con­vict took his un­cle to the river­side and they got en­gaged in fist­fight. The de­ceased then got pushed into the river. The body of the un­cle has not been re­cov­ered un­til now.

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