Panbang police under Gelephu arrested a 29-year-old woman for battering her 42-year-old husband on the night of May 3rd. Initially, the case was reported to police by Panbang hospital on May 4 at around 2 PM with a complaint of injury on the victim’s (husband’s) penis. The victim was formally referred to Panbang hospital from Pantang BHU the same day.
Police said that upon reaching hospital the victim confessed to have a tussle with his wife on May 3 in their house at Lamtang. During the course of investigation, it was learnt that, the wife caught hold of his penis and pulled hard once which led to the injury.
Police said that half the skin of the penile skin including prepuce has been peeled off exposing the inner tissue. The victim was referred to Gelephu hospital on May 4, as advised by the surgeon. For now, the victim is in stable condition, the police said.
Police also said that no injury was seen on the wife (suspect). It was also learnt that the suspect seems to be mentally unsound and resides with her mother who is very old. “The suspect has been sent on surety and the cause of tussle is yet to be investigated,” the police said.
Both of them are farmers and are from Goshing, Panbang. The case is under investigation and the case is booked under Domestic Violence (battery) for now. As per the Penal Code of Bhutan 2004, section 158, a defendant shall be guilty of the offence of battery, if the defendant purposely uses physical force of an adverse nature on another person. In addition, section 159 of the act state that the offence of battery shall be a petty misdemeanor or a misdemeanor, if aggravated circumstances are present.