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Mizoram tense after militants arrest

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AIZAWL: A tense situation prevailed in Mizoram’s Bairabi town near the Assam border on Friday evening as angry locals gheraoed the police station where two suspected Bru militants had been kept.

The militants were captured by locals, armed with country-made rifles, who were hot on their heels after they (the militants) terrorised a local woman earlier on the day.

” Divided into six groups, the local volunteers pursued the Bru militants and one group captured them from the jungle late in the afternoon and handed them over to the police,” a source from Bairabi said.A woman of Bairabi town in Mizoram near the Assam border was allegedly terrorised by the two armed men, suspected to be Bru militants, around 12 PM in a jungle near Bairabi on Friday.

Sources said the woman Lalthianghlimi and her husband went to their jhum and took rest on their way home. The woman then went to collect bamboo shoots inside the jungle. These two armed men suddenly appeared and started threatening her at gun point. (UNI)

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