Guwahati, Feb 4: Unidentified criminals abducted arecanut trader from Assam in South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya on Tuesday, police said.
The victim, identified as Nur Muhammad and hailing from Mankachar town in South Salmara district of Assam, had driven his Mahindra mini truck to the South Garo Hills region to purchase arecanut from the betelnut farmers. He was scheduled to visit Karukol village, 25 kms from Baghmara on the road to Siju, on Tuesday when he disappeared along with his vehicle.
According to the police, the trader was last seen in Baghmara town before his departure to the arecanut plantations in the villages of the region. Police have launched a search operation to trade the abducted person.