Guwahati: At least three charred bodies of Mizoram residents, including a woman, were found in a jungle inside Myanmar near the international border, officials said on Friday.
As per sources, all three were residents of the State’s Siaha district and had gone missing on March 19 after they set out for Myanmar from Ainak village.
The official said that the three deceased had been held hostage by miscreants, believed to be from Myanmar, who was once involved with a rebel group before they disassociated from it.
The official added that for failing to return in the full amount of the money meant for purchasing weapons, the miscreants killed the three.
The charred bodies were recovered from a forest inside Myanmar about two kilometres from the international border on Thursday, official claimed.
The identities of the victims have not been revealed yet.
However, the accused of the crime are suspected to be from Myanmar.
Meanwhile, the state police have launched a manhunt for the miscreants.
Mizoram shares a 510 km long international border with Myanmar.