Incident Summary:

05/14/2019: Assailants attacked Aditi Singh, the Congress Member of the Legislative Assembly, twice at the Harchandpur and Baccharawa toll plaza, Rae Bareli district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Aditi Singh was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of Bharatiya Janata Party.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:

Uttar Pradesh

Rae Bareli district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Parliament of India
Specific Description Member: Aditi Singh
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The victim suspected that the attack was carried out by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bharatiya Janata Party (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 15
Number of Captured Perpetrators 10
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
"Forensic team visits spot to find how SUVs of MLA’s convoy overturned," Hindustan Times, May 18, 2019.
"Attack on convoy of Congress MLA from Rae Bareli," Hindustan Times, May 14, 2019.