Mattewal

4 documented cases implicating security forces based in Mattewal:


Amritsar District

Baba Bakala Subdistrict
Amarjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tarsikka
Gulzar Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghanshampur
Sewa Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boparai

Gurdaspur District

Dera Baba Nanak Subdistrict
Gurbaksh Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhesian

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Mattewal:

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: 1


Religion

100.0% Sikh 4
 

Caste

50.0% Non-Jat 2
 
 
50.0% Jat 2

Age

100.0% 18-33 4
 

Education

25.0% No education 1
 
75.0% High school 3
 

Employment

25.0% Student 1
 
25.0% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
50.0% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 4
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

Prior torture

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
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

50.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to abduction

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
25.0% No 1

Victim abduction location

25.0% Roadside 1
 
25.0% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

25.0% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
25.0% Gave no response 1
 
25.0% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 4
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 4
 

Related incidents

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

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

50.0% Cremated the body 2
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 4
 

Condition of corpse, if known

25.0% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

50.0% Yes 1
 
 
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
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

0.0% Combatant 0
 
 
50.0% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
25.0% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

75.0% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
25.0% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

75.0% Monetary compensation to family 3
 
50.0% Truth commission 2
 
50.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
25.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 1
 
25.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
25.0% Employment 1
 
25.0% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

75.0% Amritsar 3
 
25.0% Gurdaspur 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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
25.0% 1989 1
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
25.0% 1991 1
 
25.0% 1992 1
 
25.0% 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.