A 26-year-old man from Sershong gewog in Gelephu is under custody for allegedly attacking a taxi driver with a kitchen knife.
The incident took place around 9:30am yesterday near Jigmeling along the Gelephu-Sarpang highway.
According to the victim, the accused reserved his taxi for a round trip to Jigmeling and back. “He was constantly on the phone with someone. As I was looking through my rear-view mirror, I saw him suddenly attack me from the back seat with a yellow kitchen knife,” the 42-year-old taxi driver said.
He said that he managed to get hold of the right hand of the accused and jumped out of his white Wagon R car. He escaped with a minor cut below the chin from the knife.
The accused then drove the taxi towards Sarpang. The car was found toppled near Chhoekhorling in Dekiling gewog later. The accused sustained minor injuries.
Police are investigating the case.
Younten Tshedup | Gelephu