Man allegedly kidnapped from wife`s parental home

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CHANDEL, January 7: A man from Guwahati who was staying at his wife`™s parental home to attend to his brother in law`™s marriage has been allegedly abducted along with his wife late last night by armed persons suspected to be security forces personnel from Tonsen Khullen Village, Chandel under Sugunu Police.

Sources identified the man as Gopal Poddar alias T Gopal, 34, son of (L) Rajaram Poddar of Guwahati and his wife as Jenevic Kom daughter of T Daijobsing of Tonsen Khullen.

According to sources, around 10:30 pm after the marriage ceremony ended, armed persons in civilian dresses broke into Jenevic`™s parental home and took away the husband and wife duo.

They had come to attend the marriage ceremony of Tellien Alister Kom elder brother of Jenevic.

Speaking to media persons this morning, T Daijobsing said the family and all relatives who were present at their residence to attend the marriage were sleeping when they were awakened by forceful knockings on their front door around 10:30 pm yesterday.

He said he first enquired as to who it was at which a person speaking Manipuri said they wanted to drink water and asked him to open the door.

When he told them to come in the morning as it was too late and that he wouldn`™t open the door, the unidentified persons broke open the door and entered, and then started to threaten his family members at gun points Daijobsing said.

The armed persons than started searching for his son in law Gopal Poddar and dragged him and his wife from the bed where they were sleeping with their three-year old daughter, he continued.

They even broke open the door to the room of the newlyweds and entered showing no respect, he said.

The armed persons then took away both the husband and wife in two vehicles which were already parked outside on the road, he said alleging that they had tortured his daughter and her husband in front of their young daughter.

He said the family has reported the case to the Sugunu Police Station.

Both the police and the 22 Assam Rifles post located nearby have already denied their involvement, he said appealing to all concerned to release his daughter and son in law at the earliest without any conditions.

The authorities should investigate and award befitting punishment to all those found involved in the crime, he said.

Meanwhile, Tonsen Khullen Village Authority and meira paibi have strongly condemned the incident.

Speaking to media persons, T Bijoy Kom, chief of Tonsen Khullen said that the act of forcibly intruding into a private residence and abducting a father and mother in front of their little girls is highly condemnable.

He said all right thinking individuals and organisations should condemn such barbaric act.

The village chief further said that the police or the Assam Rifles or any armed group should inform the village authorities before searching any house inside the village.

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