Dyalpura Bhaika

10 documented cases implicating security forces based in Dyalpura Bhaika:


Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Makhan Singh Male, age 35-37 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gehri Devi Nagar
Malkit Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of disappearance, Virk Kalan
Rampura Phul Subdistrict
Darbara Singh Male, age 80-82 at time of extrajudicial execution, Aklia Jalal
Gurjant Singh Male, age 30-35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Maluka
Harbans Singh Male, age 35-40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhagta
Harnek Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhai Rupa

Moga District

Nihal Singhwala Subdistrict
Bhola Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kishangarh
Harmel Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Raunta
Suba Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Raunta

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Dyalpura Bhaika:

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?

50.0% Yes 5
 


Total children surviving victims: 16


Religion

100.0% Sikh 10
 

Caste

80.0% Jat 8
 
 
20.0% Non-Jat 2

Age

70.0% 18-33 7
 
20.0% 34-49 2
 
10.0% 65+ 1
 

Education

20.0% No education 2
 
10.0% Primary school 1
 
30.0% Middle school 3
 
40.0% High school 4
 

Employment

70.0% Farmer/agriculture 7
 
10.0% Day labourer 1
 
40.0% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

90.0% Rural 9
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
40.0% No 4

Prior torture

40.0% Yes 4
 
 
20.0% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

70.0% Yes 7
 
 
30.0% No 3

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 4

Witnesses to abduction

60.0% Yes 6
 

Victim abduction location

20.0% Victim’s residence 2
 
10.0% Village fields 1
 
10.0% Roadside 1
 
20.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

50.0% Yes 5
 
 
20.0% No 2

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
 
20.0% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 2
 
10.0% Gave no response 1
 
10.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
10.0% Other 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

30.0% Cremated the body 3
 

Security forces returned body

20.0% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
70.0% No 7
 

Condition of corpse, if known

10.0% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

30.0% Yes 3
 
 
40.0% No 4

Security forces uniformed

50.0% Yes 3
 
 
16.7% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

70.0% Punjab Police 7
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

90.0% Punjab police 9
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

20.0% Combatant 2
 
 
80.0% Non-combatant 8

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
80.0% No 8

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 10

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 5
 
 
50.0% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

90.0% Afraid of retaliation 9
 
50.0% Didn’t know what to do 5
 
20.0% Couldn’t afford 2
 

Remedies desired from government

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

Year & District 

District

60.0% Bathinda 6
 
30.0% Moga 3
 

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
 
30.0% 1991 3
 
30.0% 1992 3
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
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
 
20.0% Date Unknown 2
 

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