Man sentenced for five years for stabbing

Man sentenced for five years for stabbing

The High Court has sentenced a man from Thinleygang in Punakha to five years in prison for stabbing an office-goer woman.

The incident happened at Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s office kitchen last year. The incident took place onNovember 20 when the victim and two other friends were having lunch in the kitchen.

The culprit stabbed the victim on her upper right thigh with a knife.

The victim was taken to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital right after the incident happened and the culprit was arrested within the next two days.

According to the statement given by victim’s friend to the police, the defendant came in suddenly and stabbed the victim.

Meanwhile, on January 11, the culprit gave a statement to the police that he stabbed her and when he was drunk, because he heard the group insulting his mother.

The court has also asked the defendant to pay compensation to the victim.

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Kinley Yonten from Thimphu