Neten Dorji | Trashigang

Trashigang dzongkhag court upheld Wamrong drungkhag court’s judgment that sentenced former Wamrong drangpon’s wife Tshering Yangki to 18 months in prison for assaulting the caretaker’s wife.

Tshering Yangki was also sentenced to a year in prison for trespassing.

The defendant appealed to the dzongkhag court on October 1 last year.

She claimed she did not cause any injury to the victim and that the video clip, which went viral on social media and was submitted before the court, did not prove she injured the victim.

Tshering Yangki also claimed the plaintiff and her son recorded the video clip and only showed her.

The judgment stated that the dzongkhag court upheld the lower court judgement after reviewing medical and forensic reports.

The defendant also appealed on grounds that charges of police against Sonam Peldon and her son were changed and the statements of witnesses were not taken into account.

The dzongkhag court ruled that Tshering Yangki’s witness to the claim was a relative and it was not proven beyond reasonable doubt.

The dzongkhag court also dismissed the defendant’s request to penalise the plaintiff and her son for circulating the short video clip about the incident on social media, reasoning the video was not edited and laws were not clear if people could upload true incidents.

Although Tshering Yangki requested Trashigang dzongkhag court to summon Namgay Zam, accusing her of writing a one-sided story on social media, which caused mental stress to her and children, who are in school and office-goers, the court ruled that they should pursue it as a separate case.

Meanwhile, Tshering Yangki said she was going to appeal to the High Court.