Wild Wild Countryside

  • Manmohan Debnath (45), a daily wage labourer who doubles up as an idol maker, and Ranjan Acharya, a small-time trader in Tripura’s Dighalia village, were abducted by four armed gunmen on April 8, 1998. Their families are still waiting for news from the kidnappers.
  • Dipak Deb, a ‘runner’ with the postal department who delivers letters in distant villages, was a courier for negotiations between kidnappers and victims. He was ‘detained’ on February 23, 2000, in one such operation. His family hasn’t heard anything from him since then.