Agartala: The National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants a tribal during the Durga Puja festival from remote Sarada Roaja Para under Raishyabari police station of Dhalai district in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Police here on Friday said taking advantage of festive fervor, the militants had stormed the hamlet and kidnapped Chiranjoy Tripura (5) at gunpoint from close to Tripura State Rifles (TSR) camp. According to report, the kidnapping was reportedly carried out after the extortion money demanded by NLFT had not been paid by the villagers.
The hamlet was the residence of about 30 families who practice shifting cultivation over the generation. (UNI)