Phuentsholing police arrested a 36-year-old man from Paro after he fatally stabbed his 29-year-old wife at around 9 pm on May 5.
The incident took place inside the RBP quarters in Phuentsholing. The victim was immediately evacuated to Phuentsholing hospital but later succumbed to her injuries at around 9:45 pm.
According to the only eyewitness to the crime, the deceased had come to her shop on May 5 at around 2:00 pm stating that her husband had been repeatedly torturing and battering her as he had suspected her of having an extra marital affair.
The eyewitness is a wife of a Pelpon, RBP in Phuentsholing. She said that the deceased had stayed with her, in her shop located in lower market, the whole afternoon and on the evening of May 5.
However, at around 8:00 pm, while she was about to close the shop, the accused had also arrived and started arguing with the deceased. All three of them went directly to the eyewitnesses’ house in the police camp.
During the heat of the argument, the accused drew out a dozom (dagger) and stabbed his wife several times. The eyewitness was pushed away by the accused when she had tried to stop him. She then ran out for help while the accused latched the door from inside the house.
Later, the accused walked out of the house with the dagger in his hand, leaving behind the deceased in a pool of blood.
The deceased leaves behind three children from a previous marriage. She had been married with the accused for about a year.
The accused, a Pelpon, is posted in the Sarpang police station, had left for Phuentsholing from Sarpang without informing his superior after knowing that his wife had gone to Phuentsholing.
The accused has been suspended from service, is detained under the custody of Phuentsholing police, and shall be produced in court for trial and sentencing.