Incident Summary:

04/11/2006: A militant leader, Thong Teron, of the United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) accosted Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council executive member Sing Teron at Satgaon Bazaar and threatened to shoot him with his pistol around 1:30 a.m. "The executive member's PSO (personal security officer) retaliated with his stengun and Thong Teron died on the spot




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Congress Party of India
Specific Description Sing Teron, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council executive member
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Thong Teron threatened to shoot Sing Teron with a pistol.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Tongeh Nongloda, the UPDS publicity secretary, contradicted Tankha's version. He said a mob led by Sing Teron tried to destroy the Satgaon-based residence of the slain militant leader at the time, saying "Thong Teron was not at home at the time. When he reached home, the mob was still there. He was dragged out from his vehicle and shot dead." --Sing Teron had filed an FIR [first information report] at the Donkamokam outpost at, accusing UPDS members of threatening Congress supporters in Satgaon. UPDS members would later open fire on a group of Congress supporters in the same area around 7 a.m., critically injuring one of them. Hundreds of villagers assembled in front of the outpost later and demanded Thong Teron's arrest on charges of intimidation in response, and later demolished his house.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
United People's Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“India: Assam Congress Party Member's Bodyguard Shoots Dead Top Militant Leader,” Calcutta The Telegraph (Internet Version-WWW) in English, April 12, 2006.
“Teron Murder Case Remains a Mystery,” Hindustan Times, April 29, 2006.