ITANAGAR, Feb 13: The family members of Tapor Pullom, the man, who was allegedly taken away by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in 2015, today made an appeal to the government to trace him out.
A resident of Monigong town in Arunachal Pradesh’s Shi-Yomi district, Tapor Pullom along with his friend Taka Yorchi went to the jungle in a hunting expedition and collect some herbs on September 11, 2015.
While his friend returned, Pullom did not turn up.
The friend later said he had seen Pullom being surrounded by ‘Gore’ (a local term for Chinese people) and then taken away by them.
“Just like Miram Taron from Upper Siang was brought back safely within a few days, please bring back my father-in-law if he is alive. We seek just this much of help,” Amoni Diru Pullom appealed to the government during a press briefing at the Arunachal Press Club here today.
Amoni was accompanied by a few members of her family and Tapor Pullom’s friend Taka Yorchi, who went for hunting with Tapor.
She further sought to know whether Pullom is dead.
“Please let us know if he is dead. In that case, we would like to know how he had died,” she said.
Amoni said they had approached the police and the local administration immediately after the incident but there was no outcome as they allegedly “did not respond” to it.
She further claimed the matter was also placed before Union Minister Kiren Rijiju when he was serving as the Minister of State for Home Affairs and he had assured them that if he was abducted he would soon return but nothing of that sort has happened.
“We waited… what else could we do other than that?” Amoni further stated.