The Dungkhag court of Lhamoizingkha under Dagana court announced a prison term of seven months to the 23-year old man who was harassing his 17-year old younger sister.
The verdict was passed on 29 January.
The 17-year old victim had reported the matter against her elder brother to the Lhamoizingkha police station on 10 December stating how often she was harassed.
The convict had written several love letters to the victim, expressing his love and one time the convict had asked the victim if she had any boyfriends. For testimony, she was taken to one of the Mandirs (temple) to prove what she was saying was true.
The victim had informed her parents and the case was shared to the tshogpa of their village. At the time, the defendant was asked to sign an agreement stating that he won’t repeat such acts again.
For few days, the convict had stopped harassing her but on the evening of 9 December, while they were returning home from their elder sister’s place, the convict had tried to sexually molest her.
After fighting back, the victim managed to escape from the scene and informed her elder sister about the ‘shameful act’.
Then immediately, the matter was reported to police. After few days of search, the brother was caught on 18 December.
During the course of investigation, the convict told the police that he was just checking her character and his intention was not to cause any sort of harm on her.
A medical examination and report confirmed that the 23-year old elder brother was mentally stable.
The case was sent to Lhamoizingkha dungkhag court on 21 December by the police.
The victim is a class VIII student, studying in Lhamoizingkha Middle Secondary School (MSS), Dagana. She is from Lungkhorji village of Dagana dzongkhag.
Chencho Dema / Thimphu