Tripura: Man abducted for ransom of Rs 1.5 lakh in North district
Agartala: A man was abducted at gunpoint by a group of miscreants on Friday from Jairam Para near Katua Bridge under Damchhara police station.
The abduction of 35-year-old Litan Nath has created panic among the villagers, as the miscreants have demanded a ransom of Rs 1.5 lakh from the family.
North district Superintendent of Police, Bhanupada Chakraborty said the search for the abducted man has begun.
Speaking with reporters, Litan Nath's wife said that some people to their house around 12.30 last night and started shouting.
“As soon as I opened the door, they dragged my husband and started beating him. Our children were asleep at home then. Fearing that they would shoot my little children, I gave the gold earrings and rings. They took Rs 7,000 cash and a bag filled with things from the shop," she said.
She also said that she could not understand the language spoken by the perpetrators among themselves. However, they spoke to her in Hindi.
“They had masks and black hats on their faces. They threatened me to pay Rs 1.5 lakh as ransom when they took my husband away”, the wife said.
Police have already launched a search operation in the area. The North Tripura district police superintendent said the search for the abducted man was in full swing. He has been supervising the search operation. However, they have not succeeded in tracking him.
This comes barely a week after the clash erupted between the protestors of two socio organizations— Jampui Hill Mizo Convention, comprising of local Mizos and Nagarik Suraksha Mancha, comprising of local Bengali population against the resettlement of the displaced Brus in Kanchanpur sub-division in North district of Tripura.