Abducted Arunachal teen kicked, given electric shock in Chinese custody: Father
Boy reunited with his family, still in a state of shock
New Delhi, Feb. 1 (Delhi Crown): Miram Taron, the teenager Arunachal Pradesh who was abducted by the Chinese Army, was kicked and given an electric shock while in Chinese custody, alleged his father Opang Taron on Tuesday.
Miram (17) was abducted by the Chinese army on January 18 from Lungta Jor area near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) when he went on a hunting trip with his friend Johny Yaying.
Yaying, however, managed to escape from the scene and reported the matter to the authorities.
The Chinese army handed over Miram to the Indian Army on January 27 at the Wacha-Damai interaction point at Kibithu in Anjaw district, where he underwent quarantine and completed legal formalities.
The boy, who is said to be in a state of shock, was reunited with his family on Monday.
Indian Army reunited Miram Taron with his parents at a function in Tuting in Upper Siang district on Monday evening. He was given a warm welcome by the local administration and panchayat leaders on returning home.
Miram’s father said his son was mentally exhausted as the whole incident scared him. “He was tied and blindfolded while in the custody of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for more than a week,” alleged his father.
“He is still in shock. He was kicked in the back and given a mild electric shock initially. He was kept blindfolded most of the time and his hands were tied during captivity. They untied him only when it was time to eat or relieve himself. But, they provided him with adequate food,” Opang Taron was quoted as telling media persons at the function.
BJP MP from Arunachal East Constituency Tapir Gao, who had shared the information of the teen’s abduction on January 19 on Twitter, said, “Miram was given a warm welcome by the villagers of Zido, officials and panchayat leaders.”
In September 2020, the Chinese Army PLA had allegedly captured five boys from Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Subansiri district before releasing them after about a week, also at a border point in Anjaw district.
Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1,080-km boundary with China.