Incident Summary:

03/30/2011: On Wednesday night, in Nehalkal village in Korchi, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India, unidentified militants kidnapped a civilian, identified as Budharam Pudo, a suspected police informer. The militants took Pudo from his home to a nearby forest where they slit his throat. The body of Pudo was recovered by police on 03/31/3011 along the road, one-and a half kilometers away from the Kotgul police outpost. No group claimed responsibility, but it was suspected that Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-M) militants were responsible.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Korchi

Location Details:
The attack took place in Nehalkal village in Korchi, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A suspected police informer
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Unknown sharp weapons 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-Maoist) (suspected) 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
Jane’s Intelligence, “Suspected CPI-M Militants Abduct and Kill Civilian in India's Maharashtra,” Terrorism Watch Report, Times of India, April 4, 2011.
Times of India, “Naxals Kill Alleged Police Informer,” LexisNexis Academic, Times of India, April 1, 2011.