Mentally challenged man sodomized

A 19 year old mentally challenged man was sodomized by a 14-year old boy in Serigang village in Kabisa gewog in Punakha on August 21.

The victim and the suspect were playing when the incident happened.

According to the victim, the suspect dragged him behind the archery range and had unnatural sex with him.

The mother of the victim suspected foul play when the victim came home. She saw him walking awkwardly and when he was taking bath, she him bleeding from his rectum.

The victim then confessed to his mother that he was sexually abused and the matter was reported to the police the same day of the incident.

The suspect was arrested from his house for investigation.

The medical report confirmed that there were tears in the victim’s rectum.

Section 213 of the Penal Code of Bhutan states that a defendant shall be guilty of the offence of unnatural sex if he engages in sodomy or any other sexual conduct that is against the order of nature.

The offence of unnatural sex is graded as a petty misdemeanor.

Chencho Dema  from Thimphu