Missing boys from Kohima found in Assam
Dimapur, Oct. 5 (EMN): Two 13-year-old boys, who were reported missing from Kohima on October 3, were found on Wednesday evening (around 3pm) from Nagaon junction in Assam.
This was confirmed to Eastern Mirror by Additional Superintendent of Police, Kohima and Public Relation Officer, Vitoshe Sumi.
It was informed that a man travelling to Guwahati found the two boys, and took them to the police station. Speaking to Eastern Mirror, the man said the two boys initially denied being the ones reported missing but ‘later confessed’.
It may be mentioned that the two boys namely Kiiniikro Resiih and Beduhu Nakro, who are residents of Forest Colony, Kohima, were reported missing on October 3. When the parents could not locate them, they lodged an FIR at Kohima police station on October 4.
Vitoshe Sumi shared that the police personnel started a search operation along with the family members when they received the FIR in regard to the missing boys.
He said that on Tuesday evening (October 4), the police received information that the two boys were located at Jotsoma by-pass road where they reportedly stopped a Tata Mobile pickup truck and asked for ‘lift’.
When the driver asked them where they were heading, they answered that they were going to Zubza, but the driver was heading in the opposite direction, so they didn’t board the truck.
Later that night, the two boys were seen near a hotel towards Zubza. It was informed that they did not stop to eat at the hotel but were seen in that area.
On Wednesday, Sumi said that the police and family were engaged in searching for the two children. The two boys study in different schools but reside in the same colony, he said.
The officer stated that the two boys were reported missing by the family members only on Tuesday, because ‘they tried to search on their own and since they could not locate them, they reported it to the police station the next day.’
The boys were handed over to the police at Borghat police station under Nagaon, Assam, from where Kohima Police will pick them up.
Sumi also updated that as of now, no cases of children missing or kidnapping have been reported in Kohima.