Child escapes from kidnappers
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 10: In yet another case of abduction, a student who had been abducted by two unidentified persons from the street yesterday managed to escape.

The student has been identified Yengkhom Lanchenba alias Roshan s/o Yengkhom Rajendra (45) of Kakching Mayai leikai but staying at MLA Hostel Colony, Kanglapat here.

Lanchenba is a student of Holy Home, Kolkata currently on vacation.

After passing class VIII, he is to study in class IX in the next session of the school.

Talking to mediapersons at Keishampat here today in connection with yesterday's incident, Lanchenba said he goes to attend tuition classes every day at Kangjabi.

Like every day he was going to his tuition class walking, when two unidentified persons waylaid him near SSS Hostel and told him to go whereever they directed without making any noise and turning his face towards them.

From Thangal Bazar, Lanchenba said, he was taken through Paona Bazar and came out at the iron bridge over Nambul river.

The time was around 6 pm.

From there again, his unknown abductors made him to walk inside a lane of Wahengleikai for around 1 hours before finally taken to a house which is under construction.

While the two abductors were going inside the house, he took the advantage and escape from there running without knowing any direction.

Along the way, he asked an elderly man about the direction to the main road.

Towards the to direction pointed out by the elderly man, he ran and finally came out at Tiddim Road near Sangairpo crossing.

From there again, he came running till Hotel Excellency and hired a rickshaw to reach home at around 8 pm, Lanchenba informed.

Rajendra, father of Lanchenba, said that normally after completion of his tuition class at Kangjabi, Lanchenba has to attend another tuition at Nagamapal from where one of the family members would pick him up.

So, everyone in the family thought that Lanchenba may be attending to his tuition classes yesterday.

Appealing against abduction of children for ransom, Rajendra said law of the land should be respected.

He further said that if it was meant to bring wayward children to the right path, then the family members should be taken into confidence.