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Missing boy from Arunachal Pradesh found, China’s PLA informs Army

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China on Sunday informed the Indian defence officials that they have found the missing boy from Arunachal Pradesh and following due procedure for 17-year-old Miram Taron’s release or return, said Chinese army to Indian defence officials.

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“The Chinese Army has communicated to us that they have found a missing boy from Arunachal Pradesh,” said PRO defence, Tezpur Lt Col Harshvardhan Pandey.

It is yet to be confirmed if the person found is Miran Taron, the 17-year-old boy who the Army had sought assistance for.

Further details are awaited.

Soon after Gao’s tweet, officials in the district said they have provided all information sought by higher authorities and were waiting for the 17-year-old’s return.

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Miram Taron, a native of Zido village in the district, was allegedly kidnapped on January 18 from a jungle in Siyungla area, where he had gone hunting along with his friend Jhonny Yaying (27), Upper Siang DC Shaswat Saurabh stated.

Saurabh also said that he has found out from Yaying that it was almost dark when the Chinese soldiers surrounded them in Siyungla area, near Bishing village.

Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1,129-km-long border with China.

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