15 year old stabs 19-year-old

Published on Nov 15 2011 // Human Rights Monitor

A 15-year old boy stabbed a 19 year old twice in his chest in Gelephu around 7:45am yesterday.
The incident occurred near the Gelephu guesthouse when students were on their way to the schools. The 19 year old was stabbed when he tried to stop the 15 year old from kicking another schoolboy.

Gelephu police said the victim was taken to the Gelephu hospital.

The 19 year-old is a class X student of Gelephu higher secondary school while the 15 year-old is a class VIII student of Gelephu lower secondary school.

Since they were informed about an hour after the incident, police was not able to arrest the accused. “By the time we reached there, the accused had run away,” Gelephu police said.

The Gelephu hospital referred the victim to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National referral hospital in Thimphu because Gelephu did not have a surgeon. The case is still under investigation.

By Dawa Gyelmo in Kuensel daily