The Woman and Child Protection Unit (WCPU) of Phuentsholing police station refused to register the harassment case of a 27-year old on 18 April.
Yangchen (name changed on request), is an employee with a private firm based in Phuentsholing. She reported to the Phuentsholing police station after she received numerous calls from a person from an unknown number who not only disturbed her but also abused her verbally.
She said she was shocked to learn that despite registering the case, she was asked by the law-upholding officials to change her number and was told that they ‘do not entertain such cases’
“No wonder why the person bothering me kept telling me that he did not fear police even if I reported the matter. I understand now what he meant. If this is how we are treated then where shall we go to knock for justice,” Yangchen asked.
The OC of the unit said due to lack of budget such cases are not entertained as budget for stationeries and telephone has been slashed.