A man from Trongsa is under Bumthang police custody for allegedly raping a minor.

The case surfaced after the victim, a 17-year-old student was hospitalised at Wangdicholing general hospital with suspected miscarriage in July.

According to the Doctor, various clinical tests were conducted but there was no sign of pregnancy.

Then the girl’s father was informed to lodge a criminal complaint to police on suspicion of rape.  

Later, it was learnt that the two parties had compromised mutually and the girl became the suspect’s wife. The girl visited the hospital and complained of being raped by the suspect earlier this year.

The case was reported to the police and the man was arrested on July 28.

The case will be forwarded to the court soon.