Incident Summary:

05/13/2009: On Wednesday, in Dindigul, Tamil, Nadu, India, an unknown assailant stabbed and killed a Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) party member. The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party was responsible for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Tamil Nadu


Location Details:
The attack took place in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK)
Specific Description Member
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
All India Anna Dravida Munetra Kazgan Party No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Times of India,"One Killed, Thirteen Injured in Poll Violence in Tamil Nadu," Times of India, February 17, 2010.
Hindustan Times,"One Killed, 13 Injured in Poll Violence in Tamil Nadu (Lead)," LexisNexis Academic, Hindustan Times, May 13, 2009.
Deutsche Press-Agentur,"1ST LEAD: Voting Under Way in Final Phase of IndiaElections," LexisNexis Academic, Deutsche Press-Agentur, May 13, 2009.