Man arrested for hit-and-run

Crime: A 10-year-old girl was injured on April 2 after a Swift Dzire car hit her at the zebra crossing to the Centenary Park in Changlimithang in Thimphu.

The incident happened around 6:30pm when the girl, along with her younger sister, was heading towards the parking space in Changlimithang.

The girl’s parents, who were following the girls at the time, reported the case to police. Her parents took the victim to the hospital. The girl suffered a fracture in her left leg. She was discharged from the hospital yesterday.

The driver of the car, a 31-year-old man, fled the scene. He was, however, arrested on the same day.

“The suspect denied the allegation initially, but later confessed to the crime,” said police. “The suspect was under the influence of alcohol when he was arrested.”

The driver of the car, a civil servant working in Zhemgang, had come to Thimphu to visit a relative who is unwell.

Dechen Tshomo

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  1. amrithdiary
    amrithdiary says:

    This is why I always call for harsher penalties for those who violate traffic rules and put the lives of pedestrians at risk. If people get hit at Zebra Crossings, then where else will they be safe enough to cross the roads? It is high time now that all drivers in Bhutan realize the importance of traffic rules in place and respect the pedestrians. Drink driving is another evil that often accompanies such crimes… We must all wake up to our full consciousness while driving so that both drivers and pedestrians are safe on Bhutanese roads.

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