Chairman of Atengba village, Tousem subdivision, Tamenglong district has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown persons from his residence around 1 am on Sunday and his daughter has appealed for her father’s safe and immediate release.
The victim has been identified as TP Dikhonang, chairman of Atengba village, Tousem subdivision, Tamenglong district.
In a letter addressed to the security advisor, GoM and received by the DC (Adm) of Tamenglong district, the daughter of the victim, Ginthailiu T Panmei stated that her father “was kidnapped by some unknown persons on October 15, 2023 at around 1 am from his residence by breaking the house”.
In the letter, she stated that her “father was kidnapped by around six-seven persons wearing masks at the wee hours of around 1 am on October 15 2023 by breaking the door of the house. The kidnappers spoke in Manipuri language and my father was asked to handover the “work order” relating to the construction of a Primary Health Sub-Centre building in my village and his official seals to them”.
She further stated that four unknown persons came to meet her father at his Atengba residence for executing the construction of Primary Health Sub-Centre building at Atengba village on October 13. “But my father sent them back and didn’t allow them to execute the said work as my father was pursuing the work order from the concerned department,” she stated.
In the letter, Ginthailiu T Panmei stated that her father has no enmity with any organisation or person to the best of her knowledge, adding that her “family members are traumatised by the terror acts of kidnapping and abduction which happened in front of my mother”.
“Therefore, I request you to kindly take up necessary action for the safe release of my father and deliver justice to the kidnappers as per law of the land,” Ginthailiu T Panmei stated.