An eight-year-old boy was killed in an accident when a car driven by a monk hit him on December 12 at around 10:30 am in Toptokha,Toep Geog under Punakha Dzongkhag. The suspect is a monk serving in Punakha dzong and hails from Wangduephodrang.
The victim was immediately rushed to Thinleygang Basic Health Unit (BHU) but succumbed to his injuries on the way.
The victim was a class I student and was staying with his mother in Lumitshawa, Punakha.
The vehicle was plying from Thimphu toward Punakha. At the Toptokha turning, the victim suddenly moved toward the car and was hit on the left of his chest. The body of the deceased has been handed over to his mother.
The mother of the deceased works for a hotel in Punakha. The case has been chart-sheeted to the Punakha court.
Sources revealed that the monk paid an amount of about Nu 300,000 to the victim’s family as compensation.
Chencho Dema from Thimphu