Incident Summary:

12/16/2008: On Tuesday night, at about 2200, a member of the CPN-UML, Rama Shah, was shot and killed at his residence in Dhanusha district, Jhanakpur, Nepal. No group claimed responsibility. No damages were reported. Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha Jwala Singh faction (JTMM-J) militants, Indra Goit and Devendra Goit, were arrested in suspicion of their involvement in the murder.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Dhanusa district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Rama Shah
Specific Description Rama Shah, a member of the CPN-UML,
Nationality of Target Nepal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
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 The most recent available sources listed the dates for this attack from 12/16/2008 to12/17/2008, so the majority date has been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha- Jwala Singh (JTMM-J) (suspected) Jwala Singh No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
South Asia Terrorism Portal, "JTMM-J Cadres Kill CPN-UML Cadre in Dhanusha," (December 18, 2008).
Nepalmountain News, "JTMM-J Shot Down UML Cadre in Dhanusa," (December 17, 2008).
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Political Party Member Killed in Armed Attack by Suspected JTMM-J in Dhabouli, Dhanukha, Nepal," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, Jaunuray 09, 2010.