A 19-year-old monk who was admitted at the national referral hospital in Thimphu after being beaten by his fellow monks has passed away on Saturday.
After he suffered severe head injury, he was undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital where he took his last breath.
Interestingly, the cause of the death was the gang fight among the monks that had involved under the influence of alcohol.
In the meantime, the police have held the 8 people in custody for further investigation.
The deceased, who was a monk of Dechenphodrang monastic school was beaten severely by the seven monks from the central monastic body on September 4.