3 statutory rape cases, 1 child molestation, 1 attempt to rape and other charges in Samtse case

The Samtse case involving two girls who went missing after a school event is much murkier and involves 2 others girls and more accused too.

On 3rd June an 18-year-old girl and her friend a 17-year-old girl from Gomtu went missing after a school event and did not come back. They had gone to Samtse.

It had started when the 17-year-old girl who was drunk was taking a round at a Chorten at 1 pm when a Desuup approached her and asked her for her contact details and a date.

At around 4 pm the 17-year-old girl took her 18-year-old friend and they met at the outpost with the Desuup and a male friend of the Desuup and the four went to a local fast food and bar that had cabins and they had drinks there.

The Desuup’s male friend took the 18-year-old girl back to the outpost where they slept together.

The Desuup in the meantime had sexual intercourse with the 17-year-old girl in the restaurant cabin.

The Desuup took the girl to his place and they were trying to sleep together there too, but the 18-year-old girl woke up. The next day the four bought some noodles and went shopping.

In the meantime, the parents of the girls were worried and had filed a complaint and managed to track down the two girls to Samtse using Facebook Messenger.

While the girls came back to the parents on 4th June the parents were suspicious that something had happened and took the matter to the police.

The police investigation not only found out what had happened above to the two girls, but in the course of the investigation also found out about an earlier more serious incident with the two girls and two more underage girls of 17 and 15.

 On 22nd April 2023 the two girls and two more female friends aged 17 and 15 had attended a picnic with the boyfriend of the 18-year-old girl and a group of people.

The 18-year-old girl alleged that her boyfriend attempted to rape her in the car and was later flirting with another younger girl and so she was angry with him and she and her 15-year-old friend took a ride with a contractor who was going to the house of the OC to drink.

At the OC’s house the OC offered drinks to the group including to the minor. The 18-year-old girl wanted to go to the bathroom and the OC pointed to one in his room. The OC followed the girl to his room and struck up a conversation and they slept together there.

In the meantime, the contractor attempted to sleep with the 15-year-old girl and even sexually molested her by kissing her and grabbing her private parts.

She ran to the OC’s now closed room and banged on it asking for his help but he did not open it. She then ran into another room and locked herself in, but the contractor went outside and was knocking on the windows.

In the meantime, the boyfriend of the 18-year-old girl who was still at the picnic spot dropped the two 17-year-old girls at the picnic spot along with a guy to the house of a male friend. He then left.

The male owner of the house and the male friend who took a ride with the girls then slept with the two 17-year-old girls in the house.

With all this coming out the Desuup (fast food cabin), the house owner and the friend who took a lift with the two girls will all be charged with statutory rape as they slept with girls who are below the legal age of 18.

The Contractor will be charged with child molestation. The OC will face two charges of child intoxication and aiding and abetting child molestation.

The boyfriend will face a charge of attempted rape.

The 18-year-old girl and 17-year-old girl had also spent a night in the house of an army man in Tendu but nothing happened there.

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