Sangrur

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


Key statistics for documented cases in Sangrur District

Victim Demographics 

Gender

98.3% Male 234
 
 
1.7% Female 4

Marital status

51.3% Not married 122
 
 
48.7% Married 116

If married, did the victim have children?

42.4% Yes 101
 
 
4.6% No 11


Total children surviving victims: 283


Religion

95.8% Sikh 228
 
 
4.2% Non-Sikh 10

Caste

65.1% Jat 155
 
 
34.9% Non-Jat 83

Age

5.5% 0-17 13
 
70.2% 18-33 167
 
18.5% 34-49 44
 
2.5% 50-64 6
 
2.1% 65+ 5
 

Education

27.7% No education 66
 
16.4% Primary school 39
 
16.4% Middle school 39
 
27.3% High school 65
 
4.2% Some college 10
 
2.5% College degree 6
 
1.3% Graduate degree 3
 
2.9% Vocational degree 7
 

Employment

45.4% Farmer/agriculture 108
 
13.0% Day labourer 31
 
10.1% Student 24
 
5.9% Driver (bus/truck/car) 14
 
3.4% Shopkeeper 8
 
1.7% Housewife 4
 
1.3% Mechanic 3
 
1.3% Unemployed 3
 
25.2% Other 60
 

Urban / Rural

91.6% Rural 218
 
 
8.4% Urban 20

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

47.5% Yes 113
 
 
52.1% No 124

Prior torture

33.6% Yes 80
 
 
13.9% No 33

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

81.1% Yes 193
 
 
17.6% No 42

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

17.6% Yes 26
 
 
81.1% No 120

Witnesses to abduction

62.2% Yes 148
 
 
8.4% No 20

Victim abduction location

26.9% Victim’s residence 64
 
13.4% Roadside 32
 
7.6% Village fields 18
 
6.7% Police station 16
 
4.6% Friend/relative's residence 11
 
2.9% Bus station/stand 7
 
1.7% Shop/market 4
 
0.8% Village drain 2
 
0.4% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
11.3% Other 27
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

44.5% Yes 106
 
 
36.1% No 86

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

23.9% Gave no response 57
 
13.4% Denied involvement 32
 
8.0% Other 19
 
7.6% Told family to go to another police station 18
 
2.5% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 6
 
2.1% Victim had escaped 5
 
2.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 5
 
1.7% Admitted custody only 4
 
0.4% Victim killed while trying to escape 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

3.4% Yes 8
 
 
69.7% No 166

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

60.9% Extrajudicial executions 145
 
 
39.1% Enforced disappearances 93

Number of victims per family

84.9% 1 victim 202
 
10.1% 2 victims 24
 
3.4% 3 victims 8
 
1.7% 6 victims 4
 

Related incidents

2.1% Genuine encounters in family 5
 
 
97.9% No genuine encounters in family 233

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

14.3% Cremated the body 34
 
1.3% Dumped body in canal or river 3
 
0.8% Other 2
 
0.4% Buried the body 1
 
0.4% Dumped body in well or drain 1
 

Security forces returned body

14.7% Yes 35
 
1.7% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 4
 
44.5% No 106
 

Condition of corpse, if known

11.8% Bullet wounds 28
 
2.5% Other 6
 
2.1% Bruises 5
 
2.1% Cuts/wounds 5
 
1.7% Broken bones 4
 
1.7% Missing hair from head or face 4
 
0.8% Missing fingernails 2
 
0.4% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

55.9% Yes 133
 
 
12.2% No 29

Security forces uniformed

80.4% Yes 119
 
 
20.9% No 31

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

71.4% Punjab Police 170
 
6.7% Criminal Investigation Agency 16
 
2.9% Other 7
 
2.1% CRPF 5
 
1.7% Black cat 4
 
0.4% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

48.7% Punjab police 116
 
5.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 12
 
2.9% CRPF 7
 
2.1% Other 5
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

29.0% Combatant 69
 
 
66.4% Non-combatant 158

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

20.6% Yes 49
 
 
42.9% No 102

If provided support, support was voluntary

17.6% Yes 42
 
 
2.9% No 7

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

23.9% Yes 57
 
 
75.6% No 180

Approached security officials

53.4% Yes 127
 
 
46.6% No 111

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

55.9% Afraid of retaliation 133
 
25.6% Didn’t know what to do 61
 
18.1% Couldn’t afford 43
 
8.4% Not applicable 20
 
5.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 12
 
2.5% Other 6
 

Remedies desired from government

74.8% Monetary compensation to family 178
 
73.5% Truth commission 175
 
61.8% Investigations into abuses 147
 
56.3% Employment 134
 
42.4% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 101
 
12.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 29
 
10.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 25
 
6.7% Memorial for victims 16
 
1.7% Other 4
 
0.8% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Sangrur 238
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
3.4% 1983 8
 
0.8% 1984 2
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.4% 1986 1
 
2.9% 1987 7
 
0.8% 1988 2
 
1.3% 1989 3
 
4.6% 1990 11
 
14.3% 1991 34
 
34.0% 1992 81
 
19.3% 1993 46
 
5.5% 1994 13
 
3.4% 1995 8
 
0.8% 1996 2
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
0.8% 1999 2
 
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