Gao said the boy, identified as Miram Taron, was abducted from Lungta Jor area on Tuesday. Taron’s friend Johny Yaiying, who managed to escape, informed the authorities about the kidnapping, Gao told PTI. Both are local hunters from Zido village.
The incident took place near the place where the Tsangpo river enters India. The river is called Siang in Arunachal Pradesh and Brahmaputra in Assam.
Earlier, Gao tweeted: “Chinese #PLA has abducted Miram Taron, 17 years of Zido vill. yesterday 18th Jan 2022 from inside Indian territory, Lungta Jor area (China built 3-4 km road inside India in 2018) under Siyungla area (Bishing village) of Upper Siang dist, Arunachal Pradesh.”
1/2Chinese #PLA has abducted Sh Miram Taron, 17 years of Zido vill. yesterday 18th Jan 2022 from inside Indian ter… https://t.co/oGiqJhjIiR
— Tapir Gao (@TapirGao) 1642603618000
Gao also said that he has informed junior home Nisith Pramanik about the incident and requested him to take necessary action in this regard. He tagged PM Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh and the Army in his tweets.
In September 2020, the PLA had abducted five youths from Upper Subansiri district and released them after about a week.
The latest incident comes amid the border standoff in eastern Ladakh.