From August of this year, when they left to look for medicinal herbs close to the state’s border with China, two young people from Arunachal Pradesh’s Anjaw district have not returned home. Bateilum Tikro, age 33, and Bayingso Manyu, age 31, both left for Chaglagam in the Anjaw district near the Indo-China border on August 19, according to Rike Kamsi, the district’s Superintendent of Police (SP). At the neighbourhood police station on October 9, family members reported missing. The Indian Army has been alerted, and a search and rescue effort is also underway, according to the Anjaw district SP.
Near the India-China border, in the Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh, in July of this year, one labourer perished and 18 others went missing. the workers doing road building in the Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh. Another incident involved Miram Tarom, 17, of Zido, Arunachal Pradesh, who was purportedly seized by the Chinese PLA in January 2022 across the Line of Actual Control. Later, the Indian Army contacted the Chinese Army to request the return of the young man, and he was sent back to India.