5 Indian men kidnapped by China’s PLA from Arunachal Pradesh

India-China border tensions are getting worse day by day, and are now starting to affect innocent civilians as well. Arunachal Pradesh police has begun a probe following the report that five people, who had gone hunting in a forest in Upper Subansiri district on the Sino-India border, were allegedly kidnapped by the Chinese military, a senior official declared on Saturday.

The incident occurred on Friday in Nacho area, the families of the missing men informed. Two other men who were in the group, managed to escape and got in touch with the police later.

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“I have sent the officer-in-charge of the Nacho police station to the area to verify the facts and directed him to report immediately. However, the report will be available only by Sunday morning,” Superintendent of Police Taru Gussar informed. Those allegedly kidnapped have been identified as Toch Singkam, Prasat Ringling, Dongtu Ebiya, Tanu Baker and Ngaru Diri.

Nacho is around 120 kilometres from the district headquarters. The families have requested the authorities to look into the matter as soon as possible and start the investigation.Pasighat West MLA Ninong Ering said that befitting answer must be given China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for the incident.

“Five people from Upper Subansiri district of our state Arunachal Pradesh have reportedly been abducted by Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA),” he said. In March, a similar incident happened when the PLA abducted a 21-year-old man from Asapila sector near the McMahon line.

While his two friends managed to flee, Togley Sinkam was taken away at gunpoint, his family stated. Later, after spending 19 days in captivity, the youth was released by the Chinese Army.