Suspected militants tried to abduct the 24-year-old son of a Manipur minister but he was rescued by the local people, official sources said on Saturday.

The militants of Kangleipak Communist Party-Military Council (KCP-MC) accosted Nasirudin Shah, son of Manipur Minister of State for Rural Development Alaudin Khan, and abducted him as he was coming out of his house along with some of his friends at Lilong area in Thoubal district on Friday evening.

As Shah’s associates raised an alarm, the local people stopped the vehicle in which the militants were fleeing and rescued Shah, the sources said.

The militants, however, later escaped in the vehicle.

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