Incident Summary:

9/20/2007: Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha - Goit (JTMM-G) activists kidnapped five people in Rautahat District, Nepal. The five were: Ramlochan Sah, Nagendra Prasad Patel, Shankar Sah, Shambu Prasad Patel and Ganesh Sah. The five were rescued by police on the same day. JTMM-G did not claim credit for the attack, but they were identified by the families of the abducted as the attackers. The motive behind the abductions is unknown.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Rautahat district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Five civilians
Specific Description Samlochan Sah, secretary of Bishrampur VDC
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 5
US Hostages 0
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
Source states that the cadres were "armed" but does not state with what.
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 Other victims: Nagendra Prasad Patel, Unified Marxist-Leninist activist, Shankar Sah, Junior Technical Assistant at Garuda Sugar Mill, and Shambu Prasad Patel and Ganesh Sah, both residents of Ramauli Bairiya VDC.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Goit (JTMM-G) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 10
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"2 killed and 5 kidnapped in southern Nepal," Xinhua News Agency, September 20, 2007
"JTMM-G abducts five person in Rautahat,", September 20, 2007
"Police free five persons abducted by JTMM-G,", September 20, 2007