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School teacher manages to escape kidnappers in South Garo Hills district

A school teacher, who is also a church leader, was kidnapped by armed miscreants from his home in South Garo Hills district in the early hours Wednesday but he managed to escape from the clutches of his captors, police said.

The upper primary school teacher, identified as Sunday birth Ch Marak (43), was sleeping at his Kakhija village home, when a group of men came to his house and knocked on his door, SP of South Garo Hills district, Abraham T Sangma, said.

When Marak opened the door, he was immediately taken away by armed assailants at around 12:30 am, the SP said. Marak is a teacher in the Kenegre Upper Primary School and the assistant pastor of the Lower Kakhija Baptist Church.

He is also the elder brother of Garoland State Movement Committee (GSMC) co-chairman, Balkarin Ch Marak.

"Two people came with guns and took him from his house. He was scared after seeing the guns and left without resisting," Balkarin Ch Marak said. But Marak managed to flee from the clutches of his captors, the SP said.

"He shook off his captors and made his way to the Sibbari outpost. He also gave us the location of where he was taken and we have launched an operation based on his inputs," said district police chief.

The teacher is currently in Sibbari outpost where he reached after escaping from his captors.

"We have taken him for a medical check-up after his escape. We believe the case to be the handiwork of local criminals and are trying to nab them," the SP added.

(With inputs from agencies.)



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