Jaigaon Police intervened in the beating of two Bhutanese youth in Bhaw Bazeer, Jaigaon, on January 8 who were believed to be intoxicated on substances and were punching people on the street.
The two youth siblings, aged 20 and 17, were handed over to the Phuentsholing police and a medical check up indicated that they had not suffered any major injuries.
The statement given to Bhutanese police by Jaigaon police stated that the two siblings were suspected to be high on drugs and that were shouting and punching people on the street.
A group of people had surrounded them and started beating them. The Jaigaon police intervened and took them to a local hospital in Jaigaon. The elder brother was so wild that they had to tie his hands and legs to treat him.
Phuentsholing SP said that they might have been killed if Jaigaon police didn’t reach the crime scene. He said that the Bhutanese seem to go to Jaigaon and consume drugs thinking that their law doesn’t apply for them but the fact is once they commit crime in India than they have to abide by their law.
Phuentsholing police handed over the siblings to their relatives on the same night.