Shahkot

2 documented cases of victims cremated in Shahkot:


Amritsar District

Patti Subdistrict
Karj Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sidhwan

Firozpur District

Zira Subdistrict
Tarlochan Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maloke

Key statistics of cremated in Shahkot:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 2
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

50.0% Not married 1
 
 
50.0% Married 1

If married, did the victim have children?

50.0% Yes 1
 


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

100.0% Sikh 2
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 2
 

Age

100.0% 18-33 2
 

Education

100.0% High school 2
 

Employment

100.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 2
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 2

Prior torture

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 1

Witnesses to abduction

50.0% No 1
 
 
50.0% Yes 1

Victim abduction location

50.0% Roadside 1
 
50.0% Victim’s residence 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

50.0% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status


Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 2

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 2
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 2

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

100.0% Cremated the body 2
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 2
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 2

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

0.0% Combatant 0
 
 
100.0% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

50.0% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 1

Approached security officials

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

50.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 
50.0% Afraid of retaliation 1
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
100.0% Monetary compensation to family 2
 
100.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
50.0% Truth commission 1
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 1
 
50.0% Employment 1
 

Time & Place  

District

50.0% Amritsar 1
 
50.0% Firozpur 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
100.0% 1988 2
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
0.0% 1999 0
 
0.0% 2000 0
 
0.0% 2001 0
 
0.0% 2002 0
 
0.0% 2003 0
 
0.0% 2004 0
 
0.0% 2005 0
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0
 

Boundaries based on the 2001 census. Read about our methodology.