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Teenager receives 17 years for murder

Sep 28, 2011

The Samtse district court has sentenced a 17-year-old boy to 17 years in prison for murdering his grandmother. The incident took place in January in Tading.

The case was reported to the Gomtu police two days after the incident by the boy’s mother.

Initially sentenced to 15 years, the boy was given an additional two years as he could not pay the compensation of close to Nu. 400,000. The accused managed to pay only Nu. 300,000.

The boy is from Taba village of Tading Geog in Samtse.

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