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Man convicted for voluntary manslaughter

Jun 19, 2015

Thimphu District Court sentenced a man from Punakha to nine years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. The court also asked him to pay the victim’s family a compensation of Nu 450,000 and expenses incurred during funeral rites.

The incident took place on the night of January 12, this year. A brawl had broken out between the convict and the victim at Central Plaza in Thimphu. During the fight, the convict had struck the victim on the head with a brick and had thrown the body off the building’s fifth floor.

In order to cover up the crime, the convict had collected the blood stained clothes in a bag and thrown them in the river near Pelkhil School.

The convict was arrested in February.



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