One Man arrested in connection to Homicide and another still in search
A 39-year-old man, Gyembo from Punakha is arrested by the police in connection to the Olokha Homicide case happened on January 13 this year. The man was handed over to the Punakha police by one of the public.
The Chief of Police during the press conference declared that the police have dispatched Nu 20,000 in the morning of February 12 as a reward to the person who helped the RBP to find him.
The man after his arrest have undergone extensive investigation and found out criminal record in the past where he was convicted for about one year and three months. He was also learned drug addict.
History of the crime
The incident has happened in the evening of January 12 this year in the suspect’s house at the central Plaza building and a man called Dorji Wangchuk was also in the suspect’s house where the deceased has also joined the two afterward.
The deceased under the drug influence has asked for dinner and in the process while preparing the curry they had an argument.
As per the Gyembo’s conviction the police was told that the victim acted wild and started attacking with the blade in between their argument and Gyembo has attacked the deceased back with the same blade.
And Gyembo has confessed to the police that he strike the victim about nine times with the blade until the deceased fainted. Later when Dorji Wangchuk left the house, Gyembo has pushed the deceased from the balcony so that the dead would presume due to the fall from the balcony.
On January 13 at around 7:30 AM the body was found and the police after reaching the crime scene has found out blood draging to the ground from Gyembo’s house and later found his clothes drenched with blood being thrown in the river.
According to the Chief of Police Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel, Gyembo was confirmed murderer beyond reasonable doubt by the police instantly after the crime was reported and to further strengthen the evidence the police has retrieved his clothes and has locked his apartment.
The second person involved in the homicide case is still in search by the police who according to arrested Gyembo has played no role during the incident.
However the Chief of Police said that that Dorji Wangchuk is wanted as a witness to the case and would be sensible if he surrender himself to the police to prove innocent, else he would be given heavier charges if arrest by the police.
According to the Chief of Police such heinous crime has happened out of petty issue and the youths today initiate with minor issue for many atrocious crimes recorded so far.
The police have recorded 19 homicide cases in 2013 and nine cases in 2014 in the country.