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Bhutanese student arrested in India

13 March 2009

A Bhutanese student was among 100 people arrested by police on the outskirts of Bangalore, India, in the early hours of March 8.

The Indian media reported that the people were attending a rave party at a farmhouse near Bangalore. The police raided the farmhouse after the locals complained about the party.

The 21-year-old Bhutanese girl was bailed out on March 10, according to Tashi Wangdi, the president of the Bhutanese Students’ Association (BSA) in Bangalore.

Tashi Wangdi said that it was not the first time that such a thing had happened to Bhutanese. “There have been cases where Bhutanese students were arrested for drug-related cases. There have also been deaths because of drugs,” he said.

He said that the girl had not taken drugs but police charged her on other grounds. He, however, added that drug-related cases among Bhutanese students in Bangalore have increased and that most students there were into drugs. Thirty-nine of the arrested were non-Indians. Besides a huge quantity of liquor and over 40 vehicles, musical instruments, cash and cell phones were seized. Although no drugs were found, the police arrested them on various charges.

There are around 558 Bhutanese students studying in Bangalore.

Bhutan Observer


  1. chimpu3:46 AM

    students studying should be tortured and give a strong lesson because they will never stop doing such nuisance if we don't implement such punishments. After all parents and the country are the two ultimate sufferer. so what the police of banglore has done was supposed to be fully appreciated. other wise they won't stop doing such notorious and dangerous pranks.. well that was my suggestion... thank u.

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  3. Anonymous12:13 AM

    Getting tortured outside country is not a small comment to make,and on what ground have they seize those instruments?? They didn't find drugs?? than on what ground could they seize?? i hope they were not done any harm apart.