Kang (Kang Khurd)

10 documented cases implicating security forces based in Kang (Kang Khurd):


Amritsar District

Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Lashkar Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhattike
Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kallah
Balwinder Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kuri Wallah
Butta Singh Male, age 20-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kallah
Tarsem Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kang Khurd
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Deo
Bitu Singh Male, age 14 at time of extrajudicial execution, Deo
Gurbej Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Manochahal
Rana Partap Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Deo

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Kang (Kang Khurd):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 10
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

70.0% Not married 7
 
 
30.0% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

20.0% Yes 2
 
 
10.0% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 4


Religion

100.0% Sikh 10
 

Caste

60.0% Non-Jat 6
 
 
40.0% Jat 4

Age

20.0% 0-17 2
 
60.0% 18-33 6
 
20.0% 34-49 2
 

Education

50.0% No education 5
 
30.0% Primary school 3
 
20.0% High school 2
 

Employment

60.0% Day labourer 6
 
30.0% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
10.0% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

90.0% Rural 9
 
 
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

100.0% Yes 10
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

50.0% Yes 3
 
 
100.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

60.0% Yes 6
 

Victim abduction location

40.0% Roadside 4
 
20.0% Village fields 2
 
10.0% Victim’s residence 1
 
10.0% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
10.0% Police station 1
 
10.0% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

100.0% Yes 10
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

30.0% Denied involvement 3
 
30.0% Told family to go to another police station 3
 
20.0% Gave no response 2
 
20.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 2
 
20.0% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 2
 
10.0% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
60.0% No 6

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 10
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

90.0% 1 victim 9
 
10.0% 2 victim 1
 

Related incidents

10.0% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
90.0% No genuine encounters in family 9

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

60.0% Cremated the body 6
 
10.0% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

10.0% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
90.0% No 9
 

Condition of corpse, if known

10.0% Bruises 1
 
10.0% Cuts/wounds 1
 
10.0% Broken bones 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

90.0% Yes 9
 
 
10.0% No 1

Security forces uniformed

150.0% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 10
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 10
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

10.0% Combatant 1
 
 
90.0% Non-combatant 9

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

20.0% Yes 2
 
 
70.0% No 7

If provided support, support was voluntary

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
10.0% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
40.0% No 4

Approached security officials

90.0% Yes 9
 
 
10.0% No 1

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

30.0% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
10.0% Not applicable 1
 
10.0% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

80.0% Monetary compensation to family 8
 
60.0% Truth commission 6
 
50.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
40.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 4
 
40.0% Employment 4
 
20.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
10.0% Investigations into abuses 1
 

Year & District 

District

90.0% Amritsar 9
 

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
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
20.0% 1990 2
 
10.0% 1991 1
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
70.0% 1993 7
 
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.