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Abducted Arunachal teen given shock, kicked by PLA

New Delhi: 

The Indian teenager, Miram Taron, who was allegedly abducted by the PLA from Arunachal Pradesh, was reunited with his family, earlier this week.

Indian Army reunited Miram with his parents at a function in Tuting in Upper Siang district on Monday evening. He was given a warm welcome by the local administration and panchayat leaders on returning home.

Miram, 17, was allegedly abducted by the Chinese army on January 18 from Lungta Jor area near the Line of Actual Control when he went on a hunting trip with his friend Johny Yaying. Yaying managed to escape from the scene and report the matter to the authorities. The Chinese army handed over Miram to the Indian Army on January 27 at the Wacha-Damai interaction point at Kibithu in Anjaw district, where he underwent quarantine and completed legal formalities.

He spent around 200 hours in the custody of China’s People’s Liberation Army and said he feared for his life and had no idea what was happening to him. The teenager was tied up, kicked and given electric shocks while in custody.

Miram’s father Opang Taron said his son was mentally exhausted as the whole incident scared him.

“He is still in shock. He was kicked in the back and given a mild electric shock initially. He was kept blindfolded most of the time and his hands were tied during captivity. They untied him only when it was time to eat or relieve himself. But, they provided him with adequate food,” Opang Taron told reporters at the function. 

The area from where Miram was captured was the same area in Tuting circle where the Chinese Army had entered in 2018 with road construction equipment and were trying to build road 3-4 km inside India when the locals and Indian Army objected and that led to a standoff until the Chinese backed off. 

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