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Man abducted by B’deshi criminals returns home

 SHILLONG, Sept 12 - A 67-year-old man of Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district, who was abducted by armed criminals from Bangladesh three months ago, was handed over to Indian authorities along with two others, officials said Wednesday.

The three were received by the State police in presence of other authorities at Dawki on Tuesday evening.

Phalgun Arengh was abducted by Bangladeshi criminals from his home at Hatimara on May 23, the officials said, adding that the abductors had demanded Rs 50 lakh as ransom.

Areng escaped from captivity on June 1 when his captors were asleep and went to his relative’s house in Sherpur district of the neighbouring country.

He was later handed over to Bangladesh police and jailed, a senior State police official said.

Efforts by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and State authorities along with the Indian High Commission helped his early release from Sylhet jail, the officer said. – PTI

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