Paro police detained a 20-year-old former monk for breaking into one of the lhakhangs in Taktsang monastery on July 8.

The monastery’s caretaker caught the suspect breaking the donation box on a CCTV monitor. The caretaker reported to the police personnel on duty at the monastery around 11pm the same night.

Paro senior superintendent of police (SP), Colonel Pasang Dorji, said the suspect broke a donation box and then entered in the lhakhang. “When he was arrested, he had some cash.”

Staff reporter