A 29-year old man from Punakha has been detained by the Wangduephodrang police after he was accused of raping a 16-year old minor on the night of February 1.
Initially, the victim’s elder sister had lodged a complainant with the police on February 2, saying her younger sister was missing. When the police deployed a search team for the girl, she was found from the Bajothang town. She had not gone home since February 1.
It was learnt that with the fear that her sister might scold her, she had not gone home.
The victim had revealed to police that she had spent night with the suspect and was forced to have sex with him. While the suspect had said it was a consensual sex.
It was also learnt that the victim and suspect had met through phone.
The victim is a school drop-out and a divorcee. She was married for seven months.
The victim is from Trashigang.
The suspect was detained on February 4 and is an employee of Punatshangchhu in Wangduephodrang. The suspect is married.
Chencho Dema / Thimphu