2 gang rape accused happily attend Paro College of Education

The Paro police has investigated the gang rape case where two students of the Paro College of Education raped a young woman and has forwarded the case to OAG.

However, even after the police investigation establishing that gang rape did occur, the two students are freely attending classes in the college with no suspension from college.

It has been learnt that the victim is quite disturbed that the two are attending the college with no action from the college administration so far.

Schools are known to suspend students for even minor discipline issues, but it is quite incredible that the Paro College of Education and the Royal University of Bhutan for that matter are not suspending the two students charged with gang rape.

The Paro College management said that they have no hands in the recent case related to the two boys of the college involved in a rape case which it said is still under the investigation.

The college said that since the college has not received any prosecution letters from either the Royal Bhutan Police or the Office of Attorney General (OAG), the suspects are still attending their classes and are not suspended.

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB)Vice Chancellor Nidup Dorji also shared that until the suspects are proven guilty, and until the RUB has the verdict from the court, they have no right to suspend the suspects.

RENEW shared that they can only provide women support.

OAG said that the case is still under its review.

While Y-PEER which is a youth-led organization working to advocate and create awareness on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for young people is carrying on with the necessary help related to any issues faced by the victim and counselling is being provided to the young woman.

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