Thimphu: The Samtse police have identified the four men suspected to be involved in the August 26 killing of two women and are awaiting the cooperation of their counterparts from across the border to investigate further.
The superintendent of the Royal Bhutan Police in Samtse, Lieutenant Colonel Sonam Tshering, told Bhutan TODAY that there is not much development in the case apart from following up with the Indian police.
He said that the names of the suspects, aged between 25 to 30 years, cannot be revealed lest they come to know that the police are following their trail and make it difficult to arrest them.
But he also said: “It has been confirmed that all four of them were identified and involved in the crime as they were seen by some of the Bhutanese people coming to Gumaoney, after which the mishap had taken place.”
He added that it was out of the question for the Bhutanese police to go and arrest them from the Indian territory. But they have written to the Indian counterparts providing them with vital information such as the names and addresses to help them locate the suspects.
It has been 20 days since Pelkimo, 47, and her mother, 70-year old Sonam Zangmo, were killed in their house in Gumaoney on the morning of August 26. At the time of the incident the two women were alone at home.
The information about the suspects was provided to the police by one of the suspect’s father who was detained at the border on his return from work from Ghumaoney on the day of the killing.