Incident Summary:

06/18/2015: Assailants abducted Prasanta Kumar from Udalguri district, Assam state, India. Kumar, a journalist, was tortured and released later on the same day. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Udalguri district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Asomiya Pratidin
Specific Description Journalist: Prasanta Kumar
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A Suzuki Alto vehicle 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Songbijit Faction Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Scribe Shot at, Assaulted in Assam," New Indian Express, June 19, 2015.
"6/20/2015: Nation: Suspected rebels shoot at journalist in Assam," Hindustan Times, June 19, 2015.
"Scribe fired upon by rebels in Assam district," Indian Express, June 19, 2015.