Fatehgarh Sahib

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


47 documented cases in Fatehgarh Sahib District


Key statistics for documented cases in Fatehgarh Sahib District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 47
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

66.0% Not married 31
 
 
34.0% Married 16

If married, did the victim have children?

27.7% Yes 13
 


Total children surviving victims: 29


Religion

100.0% Sikh 47
 

Caste

59.6% Jat 28
 
 
40.4% Non-Jat 19

Age

2.1% 0-17 1
 
85.1% 18-33 40
 
12.8% 34-49 6
 

Education

12.8% No education 6
 
17.0% Primary school 8
 
10.6% Middle school 5
 
38.3% High school 18
 
10.6% Some college 5
 
8.5% College degree 4
 
2.1% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

31.9% Farmer/agriculture 15
 
17.0% Student 8
 
12.8% Day labourer 6
 
4.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
2.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
2.1% Unemployed 1
 
31.9% Other 15
 

Urban / Rural

95.7% Rural 45
 
 
4.3% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

51.1% Yes 24
 
 
48.9% No 23

Prior torture

42.6% Yes 20
 
 
8.5% No 4

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

72.3% Yes 34
 
 
25.5% No 12

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

6.7% Yes 2
 
 
60.0% No 18

Witnesses to abduction

63.8% Yes 30
 
 
2.1% No 1

Victim abduction location

17.0% Victim’s residence 8
 
12.8% Friend/relative's residence 6
 
10.6% Roadside 5
 
8.5% Village fields 4
 
4.3% Police station 2
 
4.3% Shop/market 2
 
2.1% Bus station/stand 1
 
2.1% Village drain 1
 
4.3% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

38.3% Yes 18
 
 
31.9% No 15

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

21.3% Other 10
 
10.6% Gave no response 5
 
10.6% Denied involvement 5
 
4.3% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
4.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 2
 
2.1% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

4.3% Yes 2
 
 
66.0% No 31

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

78.7% Extrajudicial executions 37
 
 
21.3% Enforced disappearances 10

Number of victims per family

91.5% 1 victim 43
 
8.5% 2 victims 4
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 47

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

36.2% Cremated the body 17
 
6.4% Dumped body in canal or river 3
 
2.1% Dumped body in well or drain 1
 

Security forces returned body

21.3% Yes 10
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
57.4% No 27
 

Condition of corpse, if known

17.0% Bullet wounds 8
 
12.8% Bruises 6
 
4.3% Cuts/wounds 2
 
4.3% Missing fingernails 2
 
2.1% Other 1
 
2.1% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

59.6% Yes 28
 
 
10.6% No 5

Security forces uniformed

60.0% Yes 18
 
 
23.3% No 7

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

72.3% Punjab Police 34
 
6.4% CRPF 3
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

76.6% Punjab police 36
 
2.1% BSF 1
 
2.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

38.3% Combatant 18
 
 
59.6% Non-combatant 28

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

8.5% Yes 4
 
 
44.7% No 21

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.4% Yes 3
 
 
2.1% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

29.8% Yes 14
 
 
70.2% No 33

Approached security officials

48.9% Yes 23
 
 
51.1% No 24

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

53.2% Afraid of retaliation 25
 
21.3% Couldn’t afford 10
 
14.9% Didn’t know what to do 7
 
12.8% Believed it would have been ineffective 6
 

Remedies desired from government

83.0% Monetary compensation to family 39
 
80.9% Truth commission 38
 
61.7% Employment 29
 
48.9% Investigations into abuses 23
 
23.4% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 11
 
23.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 11
 
19.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 9
 
2.1% Desire nothing from government 1
 
2.1% Memorial for victims 1
 

Time & Place  

District

100.0% Fatehgarh Sahib 47
 

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
 
4.3% 1987 2
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
6.4% 1990 3
 
29.8% 1991 14
 
36.2% 1992 17
 
14.9% 1993 7
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
2.1% 1999 1
 
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