Kid escapes from kidnappers fold
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, July 27: Inspite of stepping up police patrolling around the schools of the four valley districts and restriction imposed on using tinted glass on vehicles to prevent child kidnapping incidents, in the latest incident a student of Manipur Public School, Koirengei who was abducted from near his school by unidentified persons yesterday, managed to escape.

Studying in class XII, 17-year old Bineet Ale s/o Naran Ale of Chingmeirong Nepali Basti was on his way to his school when he was abducted yesterday morning. Bineet had boarded a city bus to go to his school.

As he lighted from the bus in front of the school, three unidentified persons coming in a Maruti Van waylaid him and dragged inside the waiting Van.

The kid who escaped

Recounting the incident today, Bineet, eldest of three siblings, informed that he came out of the house at around 10 am yesterday and boarded a city bus like every day to go to his school at Koirengei.

After he got down of the bus in front of the school and just as the bus went ahead toward the north, three unidentified persons who were waiting in a Maruti Van on the opposite side of the road drove very closed toward him and catching hold of his hands dragged him inside the van.

At the same time, the unknown kidnappers also hit some heavy object on his head and he lost consciousness.

When he came to his senses, he found himself lying atop a hill along with two armed persons standing guard nearby.

From there, the two armed persons took him further up the hill.

When they arrived at a gorge, he took advantage of the situation and jumped into the gorge and ran down the cliff.

After running for a good distance, he came across a tarred road late in the afternoon.

On seeing Damdei Christian College he realised that the road was the NH-39 and he was at Motbung.

From there, he came walking till Kanglatongbi Shantipur where some of his friends and relatives live.

After his family members were contacted, he arrived at his Chingmeirong home at around 8 pm, Bineet said.