The 28-year-old man, who went missing after allegedly murdering his estranged wife, on the morning of April 2, was arrested from Meretsemo on April 3 evening.

Police said a local resident helped them track him. The suspect was under the influence of alcohol when police apprehended him.

Sources said that he confessed to murdering his 22-year-old wife.

Meanwhile, the suspect and the deceased both are from Bongo gewog in Chukha. The deceased had been staying with her sister and brother-in-law at Arekha after divorcing the husband.

Kuensel learned from sources that the deceased had succumbed to excessive bleeding from multiple injuries on the head. When the incident happened, the deceased was alone at home.

The deceased was brought dead to the hospital.

Staff reporter