5 Indians abducted in Myanmar released

New Delhi (NVI): Five Indian nationals, who were abducted by the Arakan Army in the Rakhine State of Myanmar have been released due to timely intervention of the Indian government, an official statement said.

However, one of the Indian nationals died in the custody of Arakan Army due to heart attack.

According to information available, the deceased was a chronic diabetic patient. The body alongwith with the others have reached Sittwe and will be leaving for Yangon on November 5 and then to India, the statement said.

The five Indians, engaged in building the Kaladan road project in Myanmar, along with a Member of Myanmar Parliament, two local transporters and two speedboat operators were abducted by an insurgent group — Arakan Army — on way from Paletwa in Chin State to Kyauktaw in Rakhine state in Myanmar on November 3. All were released on early November 4, the statement added.