Yangyel Lhaden

The videos of an elderly man with young women are making rounds on social media.

The police appeal to public not to share such videos and information which could lead to further spread of the content and hamper the case and the victims.

A few days ago, the Police posted an appeal to the public on the undesirable and inapt videos relating exploitation of females by unscrupulous men being posted on social media.

“The RBP would like to inform all that  case against the particular man has been registered and is being investigated. Therefore, the RBP would like to request everyone not to post or circulate the video clips, which would create more damage to the victim and case,” it stated.

Officer in Command of Thimphu Police Station Major Gembo Penjor said that they were investigating the case. “He would be arrested after the lockdown or when the building he lives in is declared not a Covid-19 hot spot.”

The case of the elderly man was registered last week. The police could not arrest the suspect as he lives in a building in Changzamtog where a positive Covid-19 was detected.

Major Gembo Penjor said that before the arrest and end of the investigation it was not advisable for people to comment about the case. “A clear motive and end result would be known after we arrest the man.”

He said that as a responsible citizen people should refrain from such acts. “Whoever makes or shares obscene media content will be penalised.”

As per the Penal Code of Bhutan those share such content would be prosecuted for lewd and lascivious conduct which is an offence punishable under the provisions of the Code.