A 41-year-old Indian Army soldier was abducted and later killed while he was on leave in Manipur’s Imphal West district, officials said on Sunday. According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ministry of Defence, Sepoy Serto Thangthang Kom (41), was abducted and later killed by three unidentified miscreants, while on leave at Tarung, Happy Valley, Imphal West.
He was deployed at Leimakhong Military Station, Manipur, officials said, adding that he is survived by his wife and two children. “Sepoy Serto was abducted from his home at about 10:00 am on September 16, 2023.
As per the statement of his 10-year-old son, who is the only eyewitness to the crime, said that three miscreants entered the home while the father and son were working on the porch and placed a pistol on his father’s head and forced him into a white coloured vehicle, and drove away with him,” Defence PRO said in a statement. “There was no news of the braveheart till this morning. At about 9:30 AM his body was found at Khuningthek Village, East of Mongjam under Sogolmang Police Station, Imphal East,” the statement read.