The 15-year old, who shot his 36 year old father to death on the morning of 28 October, is detained by the Thimphu police.
Police officials refused to comment on the incident stating the case is still under investigation.
The Bhutanese learnt that the deceased and the mother were fighting and the son intervened. In the course of interference, the son was also beaten. He was taken inside the bathroom and battered.
The Son then brought a revolver pistol and shot the victim (father), first on the neck and then on the head. The 36 year old victim was killed on the spot.
The incident occurred at the family residence in Lungtenphu in Thimphu.
There were three guns in the house, which were all loaded. One of the guns was found inside the bedroom while the other two were found near the victim’s body.
Whether the revolver went off accidentally, out of frustration or was fired in self-defense is not known but it is said that two shots of bullets were fired on the deceased and bullet shells were recovered from the scene.
The victim was found lying in a pool of blood with a revolver and a shot gun.
Both the guns were loaded.
The 15 year old son is a class eight student in one of the schools in the capital.
Police were informed by one of the family members.
Chencho Dema / Thimphu