Nakodar

9 documented cases of victims cremated in Nakodar:


Hoshiarpur District

Hoshiarpur Subdistrict
Harminder Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chalopur

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar I Subdistrict
Kamaljit Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalandhar
Tarlochan Singh Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhanal
Nakodar Subdistrict
Ravinder Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Littran
Phillaur Subdistrict
Balraj Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sarhali
Jhilman Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gursian Piran

Kapurthala District

Bhulath Subdistrict
Baldhir Singh Multani Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ramgarh
Kapurthala Subdistrict
Raghbir Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mand Sangojla
Swaran Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hamira

Key statistics of cremated in Nakodar:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 9
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

88.9% Not married 8
 
 
11.1% Married 1

If married, did the victim have children?

11.1% Yes 1
 


Total children surviving victims: 4


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

66.7% Jat 6
 
 
33.3% Non-Jat 3

Age

88.9% 18-33 8
 
11.1% 34-49 1
 

Education

11.1% Middle school 1
 
33.3% High school 3
 
22.2% Some college 2
 
33.3% Graduate degree 3
 

Employment

66.7% Student 6
 
33.3% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
11.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
22.2% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

88.9% Rural 8
 
 
11.1% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
11.1% No 1

Prior torture

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
22.2% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

55.6% Yes 5
 
 
44.4% No 4

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

44.4% Yes 4
 

Victim abduction location

22.2% Roadside 2
 
11.1% Shop/market 1
 
11.1% Victim’s residence 1
 
11.1% Police station 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
11.1% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

33.3% Denied involvement 3
 
11.1% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
11.1% Gave no response 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
55.6% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 9
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 9

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

100.0% Cremated the body 9
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 9
 

Condition of corpse, if known

44.4% Bullet wounds 4
 
44.4% Other 4
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

88.9% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
50.0% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

33.3% Punjab Police 3
 
22.2% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
11.1% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

88.9% Punjab police 8
 
33.3% CRPF 3
 
33.3% BSF 3
 
22.2% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

44.4% Combatant 4
 
 
33.3% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
22.2% No 2

If provided support, support was voluntary

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
77.8% No 7

Approached security officials

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
55.6% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

66.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 6
 
44.4% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
33.3% Other 3
 
11.1% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

66.7% Memorial for victims 6
 
55.6% Truth commission 5
 
55.6% Investigations into abuses 5
 
55.6% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 5
 
55.6% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
11.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
11.1% Monetary compensation to family 1
 
11.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 
11.1% Employment 1
 

Time & Place  

District

11.1% Hoshiarpur 1
 
55.6% Jalandhar 5
 
33.3% Kapurthala 3
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
44.4% 1986 4
 
11.1% 1987 1
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
11.1% 1989 1
 
11.1% 1990 1
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
22.2% 1992 2
 
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.