|Full name||Lam Ugyen|
|Cause of death||Blood loss|
(chop wound to the arm)
|Residence||Paro Taktsang, Bhutan|
|Family||Deki (adoptive daughter; wife)|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #23: Peace and Dead Quiet (s3)|
Lam was a monk who lived at the Tiger's Nest Monastery. He had gray hair and facial hair, had brown eyes, and wore a red, yellow, and purple monk's robe at the time of his death. He had an adoptive daughter, whom he also married, named Deki.
Lam was found near the Tiger's Nest Monastery with his arm chopped off. According to Angela, he died from blood loss after his arm was chopped off. She told Carmen and the player to keep an eye out for an axe, which she thought might have been what was used to kill him. Angela also noticed hesitation chops, believing the killer either had doubts or was inexperienced. She also managed to find traces of chhaang on the victim's wrist, which according to Carmen, is a Bhutanese home-distilled liquor. This meant the killer drank chhaang.
Later at the crime scene, Carmen and the player managed to find an axe covered in blood and a yellow paste. Lars confirmed the ax blade matched the chop marks on the victim, meaning it was the murder weapon. As for the yellow paste, he found it was a mix of turmeric, sandalwood, and rosewater. It was a combination of plants used to treat scars in Ayurvedic medicine, which meant the killer had a scar.
Killer and motives
The killer turned out to be a wandering musician named Tashi.
Tashi denied involvement at first but admitted to the crime when Carmen pointed all evidence towards him. Tashi was in love with Lam’s adoptive daughter Deki and pretended to ask for the monk’s blessing after three years of forced labor trials. When Tashi discovered Lam forcefully took Deki as his wife, he was pushed to his limit and decided to save her by all means possible, thus chopping the monk’s arm with an axe and leaving him to bleed out.
In the court, Judge Adaku understood Tashi’s desires to save Deki but also stated murder was never the answer, thus sentencing the street musician to 10 years in jail.