Militants abduct three in Tripura

Agartala: Three tribal youths have been abducted by the insurgents of banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) from Purbashinghapara, a remote tribal hamlet in Dhalai district, police said Tuesday.

The armed insurgents raided the village yesterday and picked up Birendra Tripura (16), Chitta Tripura (15) and Subrata Kumar Tripura (19) as they declined to pay money to them.

Immediately after the incident, the rebels crossed the Indo-Bangla border and entered the Chittagong Hill Tract of the neighbouring country, police said.