|Rape and sexual assaults are heinous crimes that deprive the very soul of the victims and scar them for life. Such crimes leave deep impact on the families of the victims especially the children. Combating and deterring such grave crimes continue to be a priority for the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) and no effort will be spared in ensuring the safety and security of the communities. In the wake of such incidents being increasingly reported in the country, the RBP is compelled to take the painful decision of publishing on social media, the recent cases of sexual molestation by the Vice Principal of a Charity School in Jemina, and the rape of a patient attendant by a technician of the Jigme Dorji National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu.
We understand that this decision of the RBP may cause alarm and unhappiness among certain segments of the public. We would like to inform the general public that this decision was taken after a lot of serious thought. The decision to publish the photographs of the perpetrators was taken in the larger interest of the community that the RBP aspires to serve and protect and to raise the security consciousness of our population who are generally gullible and easily trusting. The RBP is convinced that there may be more victims out there who have suffered at the hands of these criminals and we would like to urge them to come forward.
Posted on:12 Aprl,2018