Constable stabbed and robbed

A non-commissioned officer of the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) was stabbed and robbed early morning on February 13 in the Indian town, Jaigaon, near Phuentsholing.

The police constable was on his way back to Nanglam in Pema Gatshel where he is stationed.

As hotel accommodation was not available in Phuentsholing town, the victim had no choice but to check into a hotel in Jaigaon. The next day when the victim had checked out from the hotel with his belongings, he was attacked by three unknown miscreants.

Sources have confirmed that the constable was hit on the head with a knife due to which he has sustained a severe deep cut on his head.

His belonging, an empty gas cylinder, mobile phone and Nu 3000 was robbed from him.

The victim, in his early 40’s, had called up 113, the RBP for help, after which he was taken to Phuentsholing hospital and then referred to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu the same day.

The case has been registered with the Jaigaon police while the Phuentsholing police have also asked for help to find out the culprits.

Meanwhile, the case is still under investigation while the victim is recovering in the JDWNRH.

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