Incident Summary:

05/31/2020: An assailant opened fire on a security guard while attempting to attack the residence of Mohammad Shakeel Saifi, a Republican Party of India (RPI) leader, in Nihal Vihar, Delhi, India. Saifi was not harmed; however, the security guard was injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Nihal Vihar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Republican Party of India (RPI)
Specific Description Residence of Leader: Mohammad Shakeel Saifi
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A pistol 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
Additional Information The victim was identified as Hari Nath.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"Shooting at RPI leader's farmhouse in Nihal Vihar," United News of India, May 31, 2020.
"Firing at Republican Party of India leader’s farmhouse, guard injured," Hindustan Times, May 31, 2020.