An engineer from Andhra Pradesh has been kidnapped near Haflong in Assam, allegedly by Bodo militants. The abductors have demanded a ransom of Rs. 6 crore, according to sources.
Nagamalleswara Rao, a native of the Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh, is employed with a private firm in Assam. He was abducted on June 16.
“He was working as the manager of a stone crusher unit. The reason for abduction is extortion. Police is conduction search operations,” said the Haflong Superintendent of Police (SP).
Last Monday, around five suspected militants entered the stone crushing unit at Kalachand, about 60 kilometres from Haflong and kidnapped the 36-year-old manager.