Arunachal Pradesh : 2 Youths ‘Missing’ Near Indo-China Border; Search Operation Underway

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Two youths of Duiliang village in Anjaw district have reportedly gone missing from a location near the Indo-China border in Chaglagam, Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, the search operation is underway to trace their whereabouts.

According to The Hindu report, both the youths, identified as – Bateilum Tikro and Bayingso Manyu had gone to the Chaklagam area on August 19, in quest of medicinal herbs.

Based on precise inputs, a search operation was immediately launched to trace the whereabouts of the ‘missing’ youths.

The search was mostly focused along the location, where locals had last spotted both the youths on August 24.

Following the failed operation, the family members filed a ‘missing’ complaint on October 9 at the Khupa Police Station.

“We requested assistance from the police, as we fear they might have crossed over to China inadvertently, and were detained by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA),” stated a family member of Bateilum Tikro.

Additionally, the families sought assistance from the Central Government, State government and the Indian Army to trace the location of the missing youths.

The Anjaw Superintendent of Police (SP) – Rike Kamsi noted that a “report will be submitted to the State government, after examining the witnesses, family members and the villagers living near the border.”

However, the family members have appealed the police to look into the matter seriously, and take requisite measures to trace the location of the duo.

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