The PLA had handed over the Arunachal boy to the Indian Army on January 27—ten days after his alleged abduction

India has said it has taken up with the Chinese side the issue related to alleged abduction and torture of Arunachal Pradesh boy Miram Taron by China’s People’s Liberation Army.

“As regarding the issue, let me confirm that we have taken up the matter with the Chinese side,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said during a weekly media briefing on Thursday.

On January 18, Miram Taron, a teenager was allegedly abducted by the PLA from Lungta Jor area near the Line of Actual Control when he went for hunting with his friends who managed to escape the capture by the Chinese soldiers and reported the matter to the Indian authorities.

The PLA handed over the teenager to the Indian Army on January 27—ten days after his alleged abduction.

As per media reports, Miram Taron’s father has alleged that his son was blindfolded while in the custody of PLA.

“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 told reporters at the function in Arunachal Pradesh.

This is not the first incident of kidnapping and torture of Arunachal youths by the PLA.

In September 2020 too, the 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 long boundary with China.