Bathinda

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


140 documented cases in Bathinda District


Key statistics for documented cases in Bathinda District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

99.3% Male 139
 
 
0.7% Female 1

Marital status

58.6% Not married 82
 
 
41.4% Married 58

If married, did the victim have children?

32.9% Yes 46
 
 
5.7% No 8


Total children surviving victims: 122


Religion

96.4% Sikh 135
 
 
3.6% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

59.3% Jat 83
 
 
40.7% Non-Jat 57

Age

5.7% 0-17 8
 
73.6% 18-33 103
 
12.9% 34-49 18
 
2.9% 50-64 4
 
2.1% 65+ 3
 
0.7% Age unknown 1
 

Education

25.0% No education 35
 
17.9% Primary school 25
 
10.7% Middle school 15
 
34.3% High school 48
 
4.3% Some college 6
 
2.9% College degree 4
 
1.4% Graduate degree 2
 
2.9% Vocational degree 4
 

Employment

41.4% Farmer/agriculture 58
 
12.9% Day labourer 18
 
9.3% Student 13
 
5.7% Unemployed 8
 
4.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 6
 
4.3% Shopkeeper 6
 
0.7% Housewife 1
 
0.7% Mechanic 1
 
26.4% Other 37
 

Urban / Rural

88.6% Rural 124
 
 
11.4% Urban 16

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

52.9% Yes 74
 
 
47.1% No 66

Prior torture

33.6% Yes 47
 
 
19.3% No 27

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

80.7% Yes 113
 
 
12.9% No 18

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

19.2% Yes 19
 
 
72.7% No 72

Witnesses to abduction

70.7% Yes 99
 
 
3.6% No 5

Victim abduction location

26.4% Victim’s residence 37
 
10.7% Friend/relative's residence 15
 
8.6% Roadside 12
 
7.9% Village fields 11
 
4.3% Police station 6
 
4.3% Bus station/stand 6
 
2.1% Shop/market 3
 
1.4% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
0.7% Village drain 1
 
9.3% Other 13
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

39.3% Yes 55
 
 
41.4% No 58

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

20.0% Gave no response 28
 
17.1% Told family to go to another police station 24
 
5.7% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 8
 
3.6% Other 5
 
2.9% Killed victim in an “encounter” 4
 
2.9% Victim had escaped 4
 
2.1% Denied involvement 3
 
1.4% Admitted custody only 2
 
0.7% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 
0.7% Victim killed while trying to escape 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

3.6% Yes 5
 
 
60.0% No 84

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

64.3% Extrajudicial executions 90
 
 
35.7% Enforced disappearances 50

Number of victims per family

80.7% 1 victim 113
 
14.3% 2 victim 20
 
2.9% 3 victim 4
 
2.1% 4 victim 3
 

Related incidents

5.0% Genuine encounters in family 7
 
 
95.0% No genuine encounters in family 133

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

15.7% Cremated the body 22
 
0.7% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

6.4% Yes 9
 
1.4% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
56.4% No 79
 

Condition of corpse, if known

5.7% Bullet wounds 8
 
3.6% Other 5
 
1.4% Missing fingernails 2
 
0.7% Bruises 1
 
0.7% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
0.7% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

45.0% Yes 63
 
 
20.0% No 28

Security forces uniformed

79.8% Yes 79
 
 
9.1% No 9

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

77.1% Punjab Police 108
 
5.7% CRPF 8
 
4.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 6
 
2.9% Other 4
 
1.4% Black cat 2
 
0.7% Army 1
 
0.7% BSF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

63.6% Punjab police 89
 
2.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 
2.1% CRPF 3
 
2.1% Black cat 3
 
0.7% Army 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

27.9% Combatant 39
 
 
71.4% Non-combatant 100

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

12.9% Yes 18
 
 
52.9% No 74

If provided support, support was voluntary

11.4% Yes 16
 
 
1.4% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

19.3% Yes 27
 
 
80.7% No 113

Approached security officials

52.9% Yes 74
 
 
47.1% No 66

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

63.6% Afraid of retaliation 89
 
32.9% Didn’t know what to do 46
 
31.4% Couldn’t afford 44
 
20.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 29
 
1.4% Other 2
 
0.7% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

89.3% Truth commission 125
 
65.0% Investigations into abuses 91
 
58.6% Employment 82
 
55.0% Monetary compensation to family 77
 
32.9% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 46
 
32.9% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 46
 
20.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 29
 
9.3% Memorial for victims 13
 
2.9% Desire nothing from government 4
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Bathinda 140
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.7% 1985 1
 
0.7% 1986 1
 
1.4% 1987 2
 
1.4% 1988 2
 
2.1% 1989 3
 
6.4% 1990 9
 
22.1% 1991 31
 
29.3% 1992 41
 
15.0% 1993 21
 
0.7% 1994 1
 
0.7% 1995 1
 
0.7% 1996 1
 
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
 
0.7% 2005 1
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0
 
17.9% Date Unknown 25