Phurpa Lhamo | Gasa

A 30-year-old man from Trashiyangtse is under police custody in Gasa for alleged involuntary manslaughter.

The suspect was arrested on July 12, on the day the incident occurred.

According to police, the 60-year-old victim was stabbed on the right chest. The  suspect had first informed the hospital and then later called the police. The victim succumbed to his injury before he could be taken to the hospital.

The suspect told police that the stabbing was accidental and happened while they were playing with a knife. Both of them were drunk at the time of the incident.

Initially, the suspect had denied stabbing the victim but later confessed to it.

The police said that the duo was at a friend’s house at the Gasa Dzong renovation labour camp. There was no witness.

Police will forward the case to the Office of the Attorney General soon.