Incident Summary:

06/02/2017: Assailants abducted a Mornoi Tea Estate manager in Dingdinga, Assam, India. The hostage was released unharmed on June 7, 2017. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by the Birsa Commando Force (BCF), which denied involvement.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gossaigaon subdistrict of the Kokrajhar district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Mornoi Tea Estate
Specific Description Manager: Navin Joshi
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 5
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded Unknown
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
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
Birsa Commando Force (BCF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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 Delhi-based tea estate manager released after a week," IBNS, June 8, 2017.
"India: Cops point manager kidnap finger at outfit," The Telegraph Online, June 7, 2017.
"Tea garden manager abducted," Calcutta Telegraph, June 4, 2017.