Thimphu police detained four men who are suspected to have been involved in the death of a 33-year-old man on July 22.

A man reported the incident to police after seeing the deceased lying unconscious near the works and human settlement ministry’s gate when he was driving by the area around 4:30 am.

Thimphu city police’s officer-in-command, Major Wangdi, said, the man was still unconscious when a police team reached the scene. He had no external injuries on his body.

“The man was immediately taken to the national referral hospital in an ambulance,” Major Wangdi said. “He was admitted in the hospital’s emergency unit and was kept under observation.”

Police contacted the deceased’s mother after tracing her number from the deceased’s phone.

“The man was still unconscious the next day so we did not know what happened to him,” Major Wangdi said.

On July 23, the medical reports revealed that the deceased sustained internal head injuries. He succumbed to the injuries later.

During the investigation, the footage of a CCTV camera located near the city police station showed that the deceased along with the three arrested got off a car near the Bhutan Post office in Thimphu.

From the footage, it was found that the men walked towards the works and human settlement ministry when a fight ensued. The three men fled after the deceased fell onto the ground.

Police arrested the three men and the driver of the car they were in that night on July 26. The men confessed of being involved in a fight with the deceased on July 22. The suspects, aged between 27 and 29 are university graduates.

Dechen Tshomo