Two chortens vandalized in two separate incidents

In two separate incidents, two chortens were vandalized in Bumthang and Paro. The suspects in both the cases are at large without any clue.


On 28 February, the Kadem chorten in Chhokor Gewog being vandalized was reported to Bumthang police station.

Some unknown miscreants had dug the chorten and had stolen the zungs after removing the stones. Police along with the Tshogpa and the Dzongkhag cultural officers had visited the site for investigation.

Police are still investigating the case.



Paro police are on the lookout for unknown miscreants who vandalized a chorten in Kyichu, Paro which is believed to be 30 years old.

It is not sure as to what zungs were stolen by the vandals as the chorten is believed to be empty as per the Superintendent of Paro Police.

The incident had occurred on 8 March.

The case is still under investigation.


Chencho Dema / Thimphu


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  1. Vandalizing of holy chortens are becoming more common, just before a month a chorten at sha Kazi has be vandalized. On the first night the thieves could not trace out the nangten as the chorten was very long. But few days after it was completely vandalized and nangten got stolen. Police came up took the report and seems to the people the the police have completely ignored to find out the culprit behind.
    So please RBP ( Wangdue region needs to wake up and do some home work)

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