A 48-year-old man, suspected of murdering a 43-year-old woman in Dagana on February 28, surrendered to Tsirang police last week.

Police sources said they received a call on the evening of March 2 from a man claiming that he murdered a woman and that he be arrested. He also told police that he was near the Tsirang dzongkhag court.

Tsirang police then arrested him and handed him over to Dagana police, who then detained him.

Drugyegang gup, Karma Tshering, reported the matter to the police on February 28.

The woman from Pangna in Drujeygang succumbed to stab injuries in Sunkosh when she was being evacuated to the Tsirang hospital.

The woman had been stabbed twice.

The police crime report stated that the deceased and the suspect were in an extramarital affair for more than three years and both were under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred.

The Dagana police will forward the case to the Office of Attorney General.

Staff Reporter