Ghuman Kalan

4 documented cases implicating security forces based in Ghuman Kalan:


Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Dilbag Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bolewal
Harjinder Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Talwandi Bhindran
Major Singh Male, age 35-36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Wila Bajju
Pargat Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhanda

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Ghuman Kalan:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 4
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

75.0% Not married 3
 
 
25.0% Married 1

If married, did the victim have children?

25.0% Yes 1
 


Total children surviving victims: 5


Religion

100.0% Sikh 4
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 4
 

Age

50.0% 18-33 2
 
25.0% 34-49 1
 

Education

25.0% Primary school 1
 
25.0% Middle school 1
 
50.0% High school 2
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
25.0% Student 1
 
25.0% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 4
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Prior torture

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 2

Witnesses to abduction

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Victim abduction location

50.0% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
25.0% Village fields 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status


Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 2

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 4
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

50.0% 1 victim 2
 
50.0% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 4

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

25.0% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

25.0% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
75.0% No 3
 

Condition of corpse, if known

25.0% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Security forces uniformed

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

75.0% Punjab Police 3
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 4
 
25.0% CRPF 1
 
25.0% Black cat 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

50.0% Combatant 2
 
 
50.0% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
25.0% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 4

Approached security officials

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

100.0% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
25.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 
25.0% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Monetary compensation to family 4
 
100.0% Employment 4
 
100.0% Investigations into abuses 4
 
100.0% Memorial for victims 4
 
75.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
75.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
75.0% Truth commission 3
 
50.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Gurdaspur 4
 

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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
50.0% 1988 2
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
50.0% 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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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