Missing teens return, families laud police

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IMPHAL, January 13: The two missing students of Biramangol College who had gone missing since January 10 evening have returned this evening, said family members of the two students, who have been camping at the international border town of Moreh along with two teachers of the college.

According to family members of Romson and Bidyashore, the two students crossed over into the Manipur side from across the border through Moreh Gate no 1 safe and sound, today around 3.30 pm.

The two families further rejoiced that their wards could return only through the help and support of various organisations and especially the Moreh Police.

They said the officers of the Moreh police had been instrumental in the return of the two students, they said.

Speaking to the IFP over the phone, Sunidro, lecturer of Geography of the college said soon after receiving reports about the release of the two students, family members and teachers of the college waited near the international border gate.

Sunidro said the two students reached Hotel Laxmi, Moreh this afternoon and later gave their return report to the Moreh Police at around 4 pm.

The two students are now with their families and teachers at Moreh and are planning to return home on December 14.

The family members also said that the release could have been ensured from pressure of locals or the arrest of Meiteingamba by the Lamlai Police regarding the missing of the two students a day after the incident.

It may be mentioned that Romson and Bidyashore went missing from Namphalong Bazar on January 10, while on a study tour of Zoology Department of the Biramangol College with 26 other students and four teachers.

It was reported that the two students were trapped by a UG group in a forced recruitment.

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