URA: The son of a police officer who was abducted by gunmen from his home in Mendipathar has been released unharmed on Thursday afternoon, five days later.
Tennybirth Ch Momin (27) was picked up from his home in Do’me Anti locality of Mendipather town on Sunday morning by a group of gun totting criminals.
On Thursday afternoon he returned home unharmed but was unwilling to speak of his ordeal.
Police investigators believe that the kidnappers’ gang managed to get away with several thousand rupees in the form of ransom money although the family of the victim has remained tightlipped.
It has also been revealed that the kidnappers’ gang comprised of six criminals having just one pistol thereby raising doubt on the claims of the abductors who called themselves as militants.
A similar pattern has been found in the sensational kidnapping of a school teacher and her dramatic escape from the clutches of her captors the very same day, on Wednesday.
Forty year old SSA primary school teacher of Dokasaram school in Damas, Sandy Sangma, was returning to her home in Gajing, Resubelpara, on her scooter when armed criminals abducted her at gunpoint in a isolated portion of the road close to a rubber plantation.
It now transpires that the abductors gang consisted of two men who were completely ignorant of their surroundings.
“They did not even know the jungle tracks or the roads in the area and kept asking their victim for directions. They were clearly new to the area,” informed North Garo Hills police.
The two-member gang had concealed the lady teacher atop a hillock but panicked on seeing the arrival of police forces for a cordon and search operation.
One of the abductors reportedly disappeared and his companion took to his heels a few minutes later.
The amusing part of the tense drama was when the two kidnappers reportedly sought an oath from their lady teacher victim that she would impress upon her husband to pay the duo a sum of Rs 1 lakh for their troubles in keeping her captive.