A 25-year old man has been detained by the Wangduephodrang police after he was accused of throwing his new born baby on the wall which led to death of the baby on the night of 14 March in Sephu under Wangduephodrang dzongkhag.
On the morning of 14 March, the accused had left home to work in one of his neighbor’s house and later he returned home drunk.
An argument had broken out between the accused and his wife. When the father of the wife interfered between them, the suspect picked up argument with him also.
After a while the argument was settled.
Then the suspect had asked where his documents were to his wife and she had replied that it might be under the pillow. When he did not find his documents, he picked up his new born baby who was born the same day and threw him on the wall.
Quickly the wife picked up the baby and tried feeding him but the baby was not feeding. By then the baby was dead.
The next day, the matter was reported to police by some of the villagers.
The suspect was arrested and detained by the police.
The case is yet to be forwarded to Office of Attorney General (OAG).
Chencho Dema / Thimphu