2 Arunachal Youths Missing Since August Yet To Be Traced

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Guwahati: The identities of two youths who vanished on August 24 in the Anjaw area of Arunachal Pradesh near the Indo-China border are still unknown.

Two men identified as Bateilum Tikro aged 33 years and Bayingso Manyu aged 35 years had left home on August 19 and went to the mountains in search of medicinal plants, were reported to be last seen on August 24 by some fellow villagers.

They brought enough food and blankets to last them for 15 to 20 days.

On October 9, the family members reported the two youngsters missing after more than one and a half months. The police station in Khupa Village was notified of the complaint.

The two were reported missing from Chiprugam and Duliang villages in the Goliang circle of the 45 Hayuliang constituencies.

The missing youths’ family members don’t believe they accidentally crossed into China from India, where the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) kidnapped them.

Notably, the PLA previously in September 2020 kidnapped five youngsters from the Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, but they were freed a few weeks later. On January 18 of this year, the PLA also kidnapped a boy called Miram Tarom from the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

However, he was eventually released by the PLA in accordance with protocol.

Locals in the area claimed in a conversation with ANI that young people from this Indo-China bordering district frequently travel to the hills in search of local vegetables and medicinal plants. Occasionally, however, they accidentally enter Chinese territory and are taken hostage by the Chinese army.

Maniso Manyu, the senior brother of one of the missing adolescents, Bayingso Manyu, told ANI that although his brother had frequently visited the bush in the past, this was the first time he had gone for such a prolonged period without coming back.

The state government, the federal government, and the Indian Army were all contacted by the missing youth’s family members in an effort to find them.

Before the 1962 Indo-China war, the residents of the Anjaw area claimed that their forefathers used to travel to China and trade their native items for salts and decorations made there. However, the Indian Army currently forbids them from crossing the border.

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