Four detained with two still at large in stabbing case

Phuentsholing police has arrested four more suspects in connection with the fight which took place on the evening of February 2 at the Mani Dungkhor (prayer wheel) near the bridge in Phuentsholing.

Out of four, two were female who were arrested from the town on February 6 while the other two male were surrendered by their parents on February 13 and 14 respectively after the parents were informed about their children’s involvement in a fight.

Of the two arrested, one woman is a student while the other is a school drop-out from class 8 since 2009.

With the two men already in the police custody, two other men were released on surety since they were still under medical treatment.

The most probable cause of the fight could have been due to the girls, said the Officer in-charge of Phuentsholing police station, but nothing concrete can be said as an investigation is still under way.

Meanwhile police are waiting for the 22-year old man, who was stabbed on the evening of February 2 during the course of the fight, to recover so that he can be called to the police station for further questioning.

The victim was referred from Phuentsholing General Hospital and on the same evening to JDWNR hospital.

It is said that one woman had called the 22-year old victim and two other men to come and meet her near the bridge.

When the two men reached there they were attacked by around four to five men.

Then during the course of the fight, one of the two men had taken a Swiss knife and while trying to stab those hitting him, the 22-year old victim was mistakenly stabbed in the stomach.

Chencho Dema / Thimphu

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