Probe into kidnap bid of Mizoram minor

Aizawl, Feb 28, 2020 (TNN):  Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana on Thursday said the state police have launched an investigation into allegations of attempted abduction of a 13-year-old by by three non-tribals from Assam and also the attack on three non-tribals by a mob at West Lungdar village on Tuesday.

Speaking in the assembly on Thursday, Lalchamliana said Misael Lalremruatpuia (13), a resident of West Lungdar on the Mizoram-Tripura border, alleged that 3 non-Mizos travelling in a white Bolero kidnapped him. He managed to escape when the abductors were taking rest on a road.

The allegations went viral on the social media on Monday night, prompting volunteers from West Lungdar and surrounding villages to launch a search to nab the abductors.

Police personnel, led by sub divisional police officer (SDPO) of West Phaileng and deputy superintendent of police (CID-SB) proceeded towards to West Lungdar early on Tuesday morning, while officer-in-charge of Kulikawn police station and a few policemen rushed to nearby South Sabual, after learning that three non-tribals were apprehended around 9 am and detained in the village.

Those detained by South Sabual villagers were Rahul Choudhary (27) and Raju Mansoori (38), and Situ Hussain Majumdar (21) of Silchar.

The three men were attacked by the mob after the boy identified them as his abductors, as police managed to bring them to Kulikawn police station after the arrival of reinforcement. The vehicle in which the three people were travelling was torched.

The three persons were taken to Civil Hospital in Aizawl and were taken in custody after they were discharged.
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