Incident Summary:

03/14/2017: Assailants shot and killed Kaushal Pawan, a Bhakt Sangharsh Samiti member, near Mahuraushan, Bihar, India. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-Maoist).

GTD ID:
201703140027

When:
2017-03-14

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bihar

City:
Near Mahuraushan

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gaya district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Bhakt Sangharsh Samiti
Specific Description Member: Kaushal Pawan
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
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) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-Maoist) 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
Sources
"Bihar: Maoists Surge," IBNS, March 20, 2017."