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19 road construction workers ‘missing’ from remote areas of Arunachal

Itanagar: 19 highway building employees engaged within the BRO highway building challenge within the distant Kurung Kume district of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China, are ‘lacking’ for greater than two weeks and their whereabouts will not be identified to the police and administration. Official sources gave this info on Tuesday. In the meantime, Kurung Kume Deputy Commissioner Nighi Bengia mentioned the physique of an unidentified individual was recovered from the Furak River, a tributary of the Kume River, at a distant place within the district. The recovered individual seems to be a non-tribal from the face of the physique.

The lacking laborers had been engaged in constructing the BRO highway from Damin to Huri. On July 13, the Deputy Commissioner, whereas confirming the receipt of a ‘lacking report’ from BRO contractor Bengia Bado, mentioned that 19 employees out of three had fled the labor camp at Damin, about 200 km from the district headquarter Koloriang, on July 5. The DC mentioned, “Although the police is investigating the matter because the thirteenth, they’re fully clueless within the matter until date.

He mentioned that two-three sub-contractors from Assam are working beneath the BRO contractor who had allegedly introduced laborers from the neighboring state. Relating to the restoration of the unidentified physique, he mentioned {that a} police workforce together with an govt Justice of the Peace has been despatched to research the positioning of incident (POO) situated between Huri and Roopa village, about 170 km from the district headquarters. Apart from this, a medical workforce has been despatched to the spot to conduct the postmortem as it could be troublesome for them to take the mutilated physique again to Koloriang, Mr. Bengia mentioned. Mr. Bengia mentioned that whether or not the recovered physique was that of one of many 19 lacking individuals or not, it could be clear after the police, Justice of the Peace and medical workforce reached the district headquarters. He mentioned the precise motive behind the migrant employees migrating from their camp is but to be identified.

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