A man in his early 70s has been arrested and detained by police in Paro last week after a complaint was made against him by the family members of a 12-year-old girl, whom he tried to rape.
The minor, a student studying in one of the schools in Paro, was on her way back to home from school when the suspect had followed her.
The suspect had grabbed her and tried to rape her, but the victim shouted for help and her cries were heard by the family members of the victim, who happened to live around the vicinity of the crime scene.
The family members of the victim had immediately informed the Women and Child Protection Unit (WCPU) of police in Paro.
The suspect was arrested by the police in the same day. The suspect works as a watchman in one of the workshops in Paro.