Guwahati: Two youths from Arunachal Pradesh have reportedly gone missing for almost a week now after they went out to a bordering village near Indo-China international borders in search of medicinal plants.
The duo, identified as Bateilum Tikro and Bayingso Manyu, were residents of Goilang town, police said in Anjaw district adding that the family members have lodge missing complaints on October 9 last.
Police have been coordinating with the Army to trace the whereabouts of the duo. Family sources claimed that they have gone out for the search of medicinal plants in August and did not return.
Family members now feared that the duo might have possibly crossed the international borders without knowing and held captive on the other side of the border.
Local administration and police were now recording the statements of the locals and family members. They would soon furnish a report before the state government of Arunachal Pradesh to take further steps.
Earlier in January, Miran Taron, resident of Zido village in Upper Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh had gone missing from near the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Later with security forces from both India and China being engaged in the dialogues, China’s People’s Liberation Army handed over the missing boy to the Indian Army.
In 2020, the PLA had abducted five youths from Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Subansiri district and released them after about a week. India shares a 3,400 km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh.