Rangar Nangal

10 documented cases implicating security forces based in Rangar Nangal:


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Devi Dasspura
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Sukhwant Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Thathi

Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Gurmej Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Vero Nangal
Harjinder Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Udhowali
Karamjit Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nat
Kulwant Singh Male, age 30 at time of disappearance, Ainokot
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sheikhwan
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Zahadpur
Yoga Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Vero Nangal

Kapurthala District

Kapurthala Subdistrict
Balveer Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dialpur

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Rangar Nangal:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 10
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

50.0% Not married 5
 
 
50.0% Married 5

If married, did the victim have children?

40.0% Yes 4
 
 
10.0% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 12


Religion

100.0% Sikh 10
 

Caste

80.0% Jat 8
 
 
20.0% Non-Jat 2

Age

60.0% 18-33 6
 
20.0% 34-49 2
 

Education

10.0% No education 1
 
10.0% Primary school 1
 
30.0% Middle school 3
 
50.0% High school 5
 

Employment

40.0% Farmer/agriculture 4
 
20.0% Day labourer 2
 
20.0% Student 2
 
30.0% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 10
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

40.0% Yes 4
 
 
60.0% No 6

Prior torture

30.0% Yes 3
 
 
10.0% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

90.0% Yes 9
 
 
10.0% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

90.0% Yes 9
 

Victim abduction location

30.0% Victim’s residence 3
 
30.0% Roadside 3
 
10.0% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
10.0% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
30.0% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

20.0% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
10.0% Gave no response 1
 
10.0% Denied involvement 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

90.0% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
10.0% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

90.0% 1 victim 9
 
10.0% 2 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 10

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

80.0% Cremated the body 8
 

Security forces returned body

10.0% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
80.0% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known

10.0% Bullet wounds 1
 
10.0% Cuts/wounds 1
 
10.0% Broken bones 1
 
10.0% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
20.0% No 2

Security forces uniformed

88.9% Yes 8
 
 
11.1% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

70.0% Punjab Police 7
 
30.0% BSF 3
 
10.0% CRPF 1
 
10.0% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

90.0% Punjab police 9
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

50.0% Combatant 5
 
 
50.0% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
40.0% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

20.0% Yes 2
 
 
80.0% No 8

Approached security officials

30.0% Yes 3
 
 
70.0% No 7

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.0% Afraid of retaliation 6
 
50.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
50.0% Didn’t know what to do 5
 
40.0% Couldn’t afford 4
 

Remedies desired from government

80.0% Monetary compensation to family 8
 
70.0% Investigations into abuses 7
 
60.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 6
 
60.0% Employment 6
 
50.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
40.0% Truth commission 4
 
20.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 2
 
20.0% Memorial for victims 2
 
10.0% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

20.0% Amritsar 2
 
70.0% Gurdaspur 7
 
10.0% Kapurthala 1
 

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
 
10.0% 1987 1
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
80.0% 1992 8
 
10.0% 1993 1
 
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.