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Body of college student fished out

Police are yet to determine whether it was suicide or an accident that led to the death of 22-year-old college student whose body was fished out from the Wangchu near Changjiji, Thimphu, on November 21. The deceased was a 1st year student studying in India. He had come home without …

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Two minors arrested for van theft

Thimphu police have detained two minors, aged 13 and 15, who took a van belonging to a workshop owner and drove to Dawakha, Paro, to meet relatives. The workshop owner lodged a complaint on the morning of 19 November that his van had been stolen the night earlier. The boys …

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64-year-old arrested for child molestation

Pasakha police, Phuentsholing division, arrested a 64-year-old man on 9 November who molested a 13-year-old school going girl. The victim’s father reported the incident to police after the mother saw a mark on her daughter’s cheek and questioned her about it. The suspect runs a restaurant in Pasakha where the …

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86 children adopted in Bhutan in last 10 years

There were 86 child adoptions in the country between 2007 and October 2017 according to records maintained by the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC). The adoptions were done through the NCWC, which permits the adoption based on the Child Adoption Act of Bhutan 2012 and Child Adoption Rules …

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Conman arrested

Thimphu police apprehended a 35-year-old man from Naja, Paro, for conning elderly people after a 70-year old woman lodged a complaint on November 13. As per the police, the woman met the suspect near swimming pool, Thimphu, claiming to be her son’s friend. The suspect asked for Nu 1,000 from …

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27 drug arrests

In the first two weeks of November Thimphu police arrested 27 people, including one woman, for both abusing and illicit trafficking of drugs. Of the 27 arrested eight are students, five are private employees, 13 are unemployed and one is a businessman.

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Woman hit by taxi dies in hospital

A 35-year-old woman, who was severely injured after being hit by a taxi while crossing the Babesa expressway near Dr Tobgyal School at around 7 pm on November 9, died on reaching Thimphu hospital. A 26-year-old man from Zhemgang was driving the taxi out of Thimphu at the time of …

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Man arrested for murdering wife

Police in Chengmari, Samtse, have arrested a 67-year-old man who killed his wife at around 2:15 in the morning of November 9. The incident was reported to police by the chiwog tshogpa (village representative) about an hour later. Police said the suspect from Punakha was arrested the same day and …

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