The police arrested a 59 year old man on suspicion of committing burglary in his wife’s house in Dhur, 15 kms away from Chamkhar town in Bumthang on 23 July.
The incident occurred when the woman was with her friends and families offering butter lamps and visiting few monasteries around Bumthang on the auspicious day.
However when she returned home she found that the bolt of the door was broken and as she entered inside the house she found that the metal box where she had saved Nu 60,000 was unbolted and the money was found missing.
The case was reported to the police the next day after the incident.
When the police reached the crime scene the woman said that she suspected her husband for being behind the theft and the police on the same day arrested the man.
The police while investigating the suspect retrieved Nu. 100,000 which the suspect claimed he had earned by selling cordyceps.
According to the victim’s statement, the suspect is her husband and she is currently in the process of divorcing him after she was manhandled by him. The case is currently going on in the Bumthang court.
However, the suspect denied the crime saying he did enter the house but did not pick anything from the house. The suspect is a former soldier and the police are still investigating the case.