Chencho Dema

Punakha — A 30-year-old man was reported missing from his campsite in Lamperi, Punakha, on the morning of January 23. The Punakha police were alerted, and a search commenced.

However, after 21 days, on the morning of February 12, a supervisor from the Department of Surface Transport stationed in Lamperi made a chilling discovery: the person’s body was found just a few meters away from Lamperi, towards Thimphu.

He heard the dogs bark and investigated the source of the noise, only to stumble upon a gruesome sight: a man’s body lay before him, devoid of its face, head, and upper torso, likely devoured by wild animals, leaving behind only a stark skull.

The police were promptly informed of the discovery.

Upon examining the deceased’s pockets, a voter ID card bearing the victim’s name was discovered.

Kuensel also learned that the deceased had a history of going missing before. However, the reasons for his departure from the area and the circumstances leading to his demise remain shrouded in mystery, leaving unanswered questions that puzzle investigators.

Meanwhile, it is learned that the deceased was a laborer who hailed from Dagana and was working at Lamperi.

The missing complaint was filed with the police by the contractor for whom the deceased was working.

The body was handed over to his relatives.

Police said that because the investigation is still ongoing, they will not be able to provide further details at this time.