After a brief lull, terror shadow is back to Dima Hasao district. At least as six villagers were kidnapped by some unidentified militants at gun-point in this hills district during the last 12 hours. The incident took place at Dehangi and Maibong areas of and the kidnapped villagers belonged to the Dimasa tribal community.
Heavily-armed militants stormed into the villages in the wee hours on Tuesday and whisked them away to the near by dense jungles. The police and paramilitary forces have launched a massive search operation to rescue the villagers. The recent arrest of top leaders of Dima Halam Daogah and United People’s Democratic Solidarity made both the hardcore outfits defunct.
The kidnapped farmers have been identified as Joybo Maramsa (55), Hamring Maramsa (46), Hamjen Maramsa (40) and Kajol Maramsa (38) from Maibong while Roben Hasnu (35) and Debendra Hasnu (32) from Dehangi area.