Staff reporter

On April 15, the Punakha police station received a case of an alleged rape of a child above the age of 12 years.

The case was forwarded by the PEMA Secretariat upon learning about the case from the victim’s father.

The victim, a 16-year-old, gave birth to a daughter last month.

According to sources, the victim and suspect were in a consensual union and were living together.

According to police officials, the father of the victim reported the case to the PEMA Secretariat after learning that the suspect had an affair with another woman.

Police officials are yet to forward the case to the Office of the Attorney General.