Kaunke (Kaunke Kalan)

4 documented cases implicating security forces based in Kaunke (Kaunke Kalan):


Ludhiana District

Jagroan Subdistrict
Amritpal Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khosa
Charnjeet Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khosa
Randhir Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dangian

Moga District

Moga Subdistrict
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 22-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ajitwal

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Kaunke (Kaunke Kalan):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 4
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

50.0% Not married 2
 
 
50.0% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

25.0% No 1
 
 
25.0% Yes 1


Total children surviving victims: 1


Religion

100.0% Sikh 4
 

Caste

75.0% Jat 3
 
 
25.0% Non-Jat 1

Age

75.0% 18-33 3
 
25.0% 34-49 1
 

Education

25.0% No education 1
 
50.0% Primary school 2
 
25.0% High school 1
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
25.0% Day labourer 1
 
25.0% Other 1
 

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

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

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
 

Victim abduction location

75.0% Victim’s residence 3
 
25.0% Police station 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

25.0% Gave no response 1
 
25.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 4

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 4
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

75.0% 1 victim 3
 
25.0% 2 victim 1
 

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


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

Security forces uniformed

133.3% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 4
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 4
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

0.0% Combatant 0
 
 
100.0% Non-combatant 4

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

If provided support, support was voluntary

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

25.0% Afraid of retaliation 1
 
25.0% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
25.0% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Employment 4
 
75.0% Monetary compensation to family 3
 
50.0% Truth commission 2
 
25.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
25.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 1
 

Year & District 

District

75.0% Ludhiana 3
 
25.0% Moga 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
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
25.0% 1993 1
 
75.0% 1994 3
 
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.