Incident Summary:

06/04/2007: Purnendu Langthasa, the chief executive council member of the North Cachar District Autonomous Council, and Nindu Langthasa, an executive council member of the North Cachar District Autonomous Council, were shot and killed and three other civilians were wounded by an unknown number of suspected members of Dima Halao Daoga (DHD) firing small arms in Longlai Hasnu, North Cachar Hills District, Assam State, India. No claim of responsibility was reported.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Longlai Hasnu

Location Details:
Longlai Hasnu, North Cachar Hills (District).

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity The North Cachar (District) Autonomous Council
Specific Description Purnendu Langthasa, Executive Council member
Nationality of Target India
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Indian civilians
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Nindu Langthasa, also an executive council member of the North Cachar (District) Autonomous Council, was also killed in this attack. The named victims were lured to a local house by DHD (J) members pretending to be villagers and the shooting likely represented an attack by the anti-Congress Party DHD (J) against two pro-Congress politicians. Four members of DHD (J), including team leaders Mairung Dimasa and Action Dimasa, were arrested on June 7, while one member of (NSCN (IM)) named Anga Lotha was arrested on June 9 and another NSNC (IM)) member named Joyjung Neume was arrested on June 10.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Dima Halao Daoga (DHD) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 6
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Wasbir Hussain, “Suspected rebels kill 2 ruling party leaders in India’s remote northeast, police say,” Associated Press Worldstream, June 5, 2007.
“Two politicians killed in northeast India,” Agence France Presse, June 5, 2007.
“Rebels kill two political leaders in India’s Assam state,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 5, 2007.