Militants kidnapped 3, including two children in Manipur
Unidentified militants kidnapped three persons, including two children, from different parts of Manipur while a medical student who was abducted by militants was rescued, police said Wednesday.
Imphal: Unidentified militants kidnapped three persons, including two children, from different parts of Manipur while a medical student who was abducted by militants was rescued, police said Wednesday.
L Nganba Meitei (12) and N Kuber (10) were abducted while they were playing at a local playground near their houses at Chingarel in Imhal East district on Monday.
While Meitei was studying at standard eight, Kuber was a student of standard six, police said adding that efforts are being made to trace them.
Strongly condemning the incident, local social organisations, including Mana Engkhol Chingarel Kangla Awang Club (MECHIKA), urged police and 39th Assam Rifles battalion to locate the missing children.
Reports said Nganba Meitei`s elder brother Poireinganba (15) was also kidnapped by militants in June 2008 and his whereabouts are still unknown.
Some militant outfits had kidnapped several children in 2008 to recruit them in their ranks but after widespread public protests, they began claiming that the children came to
them on their own, officials said.
In another incident, militants kidnapped Y Manaoba, 23, from Yourbung area on Monday night, they said adding that the victim is the son of Y Megha, secretary of Lamlai local
council of the Communist Party of India (CPI).
Megha said that some persons claiming to be from the militant outfit Kangleipak Communist Party-Mobile Task Force (KCP-MTF), City Meitei faction, had called him up to say that his son was in their custody.
The callers told Megha that senior CPI leader and Manipur health minister Ph Parijat had refused to reserve ten posts for the militant outfit at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of
Medical Science (JNIMS) which is under the state health department.