Published On: Wed, May 23rd, 2012

One killed and two stabbed in a brawl

A 26-year-old man was killed while a 28-year-old and a 29-year-old accomplice escaped with multiple stab wounds from a bar brawl which continued near the expressway between the Fly-over Bridge and Changjiji Bridge during the late hours of Monday on May 21 in Thimphu.

The four accused involved in the brawl were arrested next morning at 9:30 am from the Changjiji colony after an informer tipped the police about the culprit loitering in the colony. The suspects were all school dropouts within the age range of 22 to 25 years. All the suspects were members of a particular gang.

The deceased died on the spot from the stabs in his collar, neck, face while other two friends of the deceased survived with cuts in their thighs and buttock.

A passerby had alerted the Police at around 12:43 am when he saw a man lying in a pool of blood on the road.

From what police recovered from the nearby bushes of the crime scene, the weapons used for committing the acts were kitchen knives, empty beer bottles.

The deceased hails from Trashigang Rongthong and was running a play station in Thimphu. The business he owned was bought from his friend who was involved in the brawl couple of days ago.

He also served as a contract teacher in the east. He is a divorcee survived by a wife and a kid.

The police are still interrogating the apprehended suspects.

As per section 487 of the Penal Code of Bhutan, 2004 on grading of weapons, the offence of display of a weapon shall be a felony of the fourth degree. Further section 141 under grading of Voluntary manslaughter, the offenders will be charged for voluntary manslaughter which shall be a felony of the second degree.

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