Balianwala

11 documented cases implicating security forces based in Balianwala:


Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Hardeep Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of disappearance, Lehra Bega
Tej Kaur Female, age 45-50 at time of disappearance, Lehra Bega
Rampura Phul Subdistrict
Darshan Singh Male, age 18-20 at time of disappearance, Patti Saol Mehraj
Gurmail Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gill Khurd
Jagsir Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of disappearance, Mandi Kalan
Naib Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of disappearance, Khokhar
Santokh Singh Male, age 28 at time of disappearance, Mandi Kalan
Surjeet Singh Male, age 45 at time of disappearance, Sandhu Khurd

Ludhiana District

Raikot Subdistrict
Sarabjit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Raikot

Mansa District

Budhlada Subdistrict
Gurdour Singh Male, age 28-29 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boha
Hakam Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Boha

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Balianwala:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

90.9% Male 10
 
 
9.1% Female 1

Marital status

45.5% Not married 5
 
 
54.5% Married 6

If married, did the victim have children?

54.5% Yes 6
 


Total children surviving victims: 17


Religion

100.0% Sikh 11
 

Caste

63.6% Jat 7
 
 
36.4% Non-Jat 4

Age

9.1% 0-17 1
 
72.7% 18-33 8
 
18.2% 34-49 2
 

Education

36.4% No education 4
 
36.4% Primary school 4
 
18.2% Middle school 2
 
9.1% High school 1
 

Employment

54.5% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
9.1% Day labourer 1
 
9.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
9.1% Housewife 1
 
9.1% Mechanic 1
 
18.2% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

90.9% Rural 10
 
 
9.1% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

45.5% Yes 5
 
 
54.5% No 6

Prior torture

27.3% Yes 3
 
 
18.2% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

90.9% Yes 10
 
 
9.1% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
90.0% No 9

Witnesses to abduction

90.9% Yes 10
 

Victim abduction location

81.8% Victim’s residence 9
 
9.1% Village drain 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
90.9% No 10

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

45.5% Told family to go to another police station 5
 
36.4% Gave no response 4
 
27.3% Denied involvement 3
 
9.1% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
90.9% No 10

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

36.4% Extrajudicial executions 4
 
 
63.6% Enforced disappearances 7

Number of victims per family

81.8% 1 victim 9
 
18.2% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

9.1% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
90.9% No genuine encounters in family 10

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

18.2% Cremated the body 2
 
9.1% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
36.4% No 4
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

72.7% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

90.0% Yes 9
 
 
10.0% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

90.9% Punjab Police 10
 
9.1% Other 1
 
9.1% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

36.4% Punjab police 4
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

18.2% Combatant 2
 
 
81.8% Non-combatant 9

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

27.3% Yes 3
 
 
54.5% No 6

If provided support, support was voluntary

18.2% Yes 2
 
 
9.1% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

27.3% Yes 3
 
 
72.7% No 8

Approached security officials

72.7% Yes 8
 
 
27.3% No 3

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

45.5% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
36.4% Couldn’t afford 4
 
36.4% Didn’t know what to do 4
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Truth commission 11
 
81.8% Employment 9
 
72.7% Investigations into abuses 8
 
72.7% Monetary compensation to family 8
 
54.5% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 6
 
45.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
18.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 

Year & District 

District

72.7% Bathinda 8
 
9.1% Ludhiana 1
 
18.2% Mansa 2
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
9.1% 1985 1
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
9.1% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
18.2% 1991 2
 
45.5% 1992 5
 
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
 
18.2% Date Unknown 2
 

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