Khalchian

13 documented cases implicating security forces based in Khalchian:


Amritsar District

Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Attar Singh Male, age 38-40 at time of disappearance, Khalchian
Dalbag Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Muchhal
Gurdev Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaleke
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaleke
Jaswant Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaleke
Joginder Kaur Female, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rattangarh
Kulwant Kaur Female, age 20-22 at time of disappearance, Pallah
Manjit Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sadhar Rajputan
Rulda Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khalchian
Sahib Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaleke
Sardara Singh Chahal Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ramana Chak
Sawinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaleke
Tarsame Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Muchhal

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Khalchian:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

84.6% Male 11
 
 
15.4% Female 2

Marital status

53.8% Not married 7
 
 
46.2% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

46.2% Yes 6
 


Total children surviving victims: 18


Religion

100.0% Sikh 13
 

Caste

76.9% Jat 10
 
 
23.1% Non-Jat 3

Age

84.6% 18-33 11
 
15.4% 34-49 2
 

Education

38.5% No education 5
 
15.4% Primary school 2
 
46.2% High school 6
 

Employment

30.8% Farmer/agriculture 4
 
15.4% Housewife 2
 
7.7% Day labourer 1
 
7.7% Student 1
 
7.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
7.7% Unemployed 1
 
30.8% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 13
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

38.5% Yes 5
 
 
61.5% No 8

Prior torture

30.8% Yes 4
 
 
7.7% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

76.9% Yes 10
 
 
23.1% No 3

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
66.7% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

69.2% Yes 9
 

Victim abduction location

23.1% Friend/relative's residence 3
 
23.1% Victim’s residence 3
 
15.4% Roadside 2
 
7.7% Police station 1
 
7.7% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

69.2% Yes 9
 
 
7.7% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

46.2% Other 6
 
15.4% Gave no response 2
 
15.4% Admitted custody only 2
 
7.7% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
7.7% Denied involvement 1
 
7.7% Victim had escaped 1
 
7.7% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
38.5% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

84.6% Extrajudicial executions 11
 
 
15.4% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

92.3% 1 victim 12
 
7.7% 2 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 13

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

53.8% Cremated the body 7
 
7.7% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

15.4% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
69.2% No 9
 

Condition of corpse, if known

30.8% Bullet wounds 4
 
7.7% Broken bones 1
 
7.7% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

76.9% Yes 10
 
 
15.4% No 2

Security forces uniformed

77.8% Yes 7
 
 
11.1% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

76.9% Punjab Police 10
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

76.9% Punjab police 10
 
15.4% Other 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

23.1% Combatant 3
 
 
76.9% Non-combatant 10

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

46.2% Yes 6
 
 
30.8% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

15.4% Yes 2
 
 
23.1% No 3

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

69.2% Yes 9
 
 
30.8% No 4

Approached security officials

69.2% Yes 9
 
 
30.8% No 4

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

15.4% Afraid of retaliation 2
 
15.4% Other 2
 
15.4% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 

Remedies desired from government

61.5% Employment 8
 
61.5% Monetary compensation to family 8
 
61.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 8
 
46.2% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 6
 
30.8% Truth commission 4
 
15.4% Investigations into abuses 2
 
15.4% Memorial for victims 2
 
7.7% Other 1
 
7.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Amritsar 13
 

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
 
7.7% 1990 1
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
53.8% 1992 7
 
30.8% 1993 4
 
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
 
7.7% Date Unknown 1
 

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