Bathinda

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


137 documented cases in Bathinda District


Key statistics for documented cases in Bathinda District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

99.3% Male 136
 
 
0.7% Female 1

Marital status

56.9% Not married 78
 
 
43.1% Married 59

If married, did the victim have children?

34.3% Yes 47
 
 
5.8% No 8


Total children surviving victims: 123


Religion

96.4% Sikh 132
 
 
3.6% Non-Sikh 5

Caste

59.9% Jat 82
 
 
40.1% Non-Jat 55

Age

5.8% 0-17 8
 
73.0% 18-33 100
 
13.1% 34-49 18
 
2.9% 50-64 4
 
2.2% 65+ 3
 
0.7% Age unknown 1
 

Education

25.5% No education 35
 
18.2% Primary school 25
 
10.2% Middle school 14
 
33.6% High school 46
 
4.4% Some college 6
 
2.9% College degree 4
 
1.5% Graduate degree 2
 
2.9% Vocational degree 4
 

Employment

43.1% Farmer/agriculture 59
 
13.1% Day labourer 18
 
9.5% Student 13
 
5.8% Unemployed 8
 
3.6% Driver (bus/truck/car) 5
 
2.2% Shopkeeper 3
 
0.7% Mechanic 1
 
0.7% Housewife 1
 
27.0% Other 37
 

Urban / Rural

88.3% Rural 121
 
 
11.7% Urban 16

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

54.0% Yes 74
 
 
46.0% No 63

Prior torture

34.3% Yes 47
 
 
19.7% No 27

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

79.6% Yes 109
 
 
13.1% No 18

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

19.8% Yes 19
 
 
72.9% No 70

Witnesses to abduction

70.1% Yes 96
 
 
2.9% No 4

Victim abduction location

26.3% Victim’s residence 36
 
10.9% Friend/relative's residence 15
 
8.0% Village fields 11
 
5.8% Roadside 8
 
5.1% Bus station/stand 7
 
4.4% Police station 6
 
2.2% Shop/market 3
 
1.5% Checkpoint (naka) 2
 
0.7% Village drain 1
 
9.5% Other 13
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

39.4% Yes 54
 
 
40.1% No 55

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

20.4% Gave no response 28
 
18.2% Told family to go to another police station 25
 
4.4% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 6
 
3.6% Other 5
 
2.9% Victim had escaped 4
 
2.9% Killed victim in an “encounter” 4
 
1.5% Denied involvement 2
 
0.7% Admitted custody only 1
 
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
 
 
60.6% No 83

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

62.8% Extrajudicial executions 86
 
 
37.2% Enforced disappearances 51

Number of victims per family

81.8% 1 victim 112
 
13.1% 2 victims 18
 
2.9% 3 victims 4
 
2.2% 4 victims 3
 

Related incidents

5.1% Genuine encounters in family 7
 
 
94.9% No genuine encounters in family 130

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

16.1% Cremated the body 22
 
0.7% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

6.6% Yes 9
 
1.5% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
54.7% No 75
 

Condition of corpse, if known

5.8% Bullet wounds 8
 
3.6% Other 5
 
1.5% Missing fingernails 2
 
0.7% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
0.7% Cuts/wounds 1
 
0.7% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

45.3% Yes 62
 
 
18.2% No 25

Security forces uniformed

80.2% Yes 77
 
 
9.4% No 9

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

75.9% Punjab Police 104
 
5.8% CRPF 8
 
4.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 6
 
2.9% Other 4
 
1.5% Black cat 2
 
0.7% BSF 1
 
0.7% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

62.0% Punjab police 85
 
2.2% CRPF 3
 
2.2% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 
2.2% Black cat 3
 
0.7% Army 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

27.7% Combatant 38
 
 
70.8% Non-combatant 97

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

12.4% Yes 17
 
 
53.3% No 73

If provided support, support was voluntary

10.9% Yes 15
 
 
1.5% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

19.7% Yes 27
 
 
80.3% No 110

Approached security officials

52.6% Yes 72
 
 
47.4% No 65

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

62.8% Afraid of retaliation 86
 
32.8% Didn’t know what to do 45
 
32.1% Couldn’t afford 44
 
21.2% Believed it would have been ineffective 29
 
1.5% Other 2
 
0.7% Not applicable 1
 

Remedies desired from government

89.8% Truth commission 123
 
65.0% Investigations into abuses 89
 
59.1% Employment 81
 
54.7% Monetary compensation to family 75
 
31.4% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 43
 
31.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 43
 
21.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 29
 
8.0% Memorial for victims 11
 
2.9% Desire nothing from government 4
 

Time & Place  

District

100.0% Bathinda 137
 

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
 
0.7% 1987 1
 
1.5% 1988 2
 
2.2% 1989 3
 
6.6% 1990 9
 
20.4% 1991 28
 
29.9% 1992 41
 
15.3% 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