Incident Summary:

08/02/2017: Assailants shot and killed Olget R. Marak outside his residence in Dambuk Aga, Meghalaya, India. The Garo National Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the incident and accused Marak of being a police informant in a note left at the scene.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Dambuk Aga

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the South Garo Hills district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Suspected Informant: Olget R. Marak
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An AK-47 assault rifle 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 Claimed Responsibility
Garo National Liberation Army Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
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
"India: Farmer shot dead by militants in Garo hills," The Telegraph Online, August 3, 2017.
"GNLA kills ‘police informer’," Assam Tribune, August 2, 2017.
"Militants kill civilian in Meghalaya,", August 2, 2017.