Incident Summary:

06/30/2014: Assailants kidnapped a teacher that worked at the Dalu Higher Secondary School in Dalu village, Meghalaya state, India. The hostage was rescued by police on July 1, 2014. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Achik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK). Officials, however, suspect that the Achik National Volunteer Council-B (ANVC-B) was behind the incident.




South Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Dalu Higher Secondary School
Specific Description Teacher: Utpal Dey
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 32800.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
Ransom Notes Unknown
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Achik National Volunteer Council-B (ANVC-B) (suspected) No
Achik Songna An'pachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 7
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
"Abducted teacher rescued in Garo Hills," Assam Tribune, July 2, 2014.
"Teacher, businessman abducted in Meghalaya," Business Standard India, June 30, 2014.
"Two persons abducted in separate incidents in Meghalaya," South Asian Terrorism Portal, July 1, 2014.