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Crime: A man, with multiple stab wounds on the body, was found dead near a stream on the way to Royal Thimphu College yesterday morning.

A passerby, who spotted the body, when he had gone to relieve himself near the stream, informed police around 7 am.  The man is yet to be identified, as no documents were found on the body.

Thimphu referral hospital’s forensic specialist, Dr Norbu, said the murder was suspected to have occurred between midnight and 5am yesterday. “He’d suffered multiple stab wounds with a sharp weapon on the front and back of the neck and chest,” Dr Norbu said. “It looks like the crime occurred somewhere else and the body was dragged near the stream, as there a was blood stain on the ground.”

Police said people, residing near the place where the body was discovered, couldn’t identify the man, while some said they saw the man driving a taxi.  The man, according to police and health officials, could be in his fifties.

The body has been kept in the mortuary.

This is the second case of murder reported in the city this year.  The first occurred at the Central Plaza building in Lungtenphug, where a 29-year old man was murdered.

By Dechen Tshomo

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