Sherpur

10 documented cases implicating security forces based in Sherpur:


Ludhiana District

Payal Subdistrict
Kulwant Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chomon
Raikot Subdistrict
Halminder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Leel

Sangrur District

Barnala Subdistrict
Narinder Singh Male, age 14 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dangarh
Dhuri Subdistrict
Amarjeet Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Alal
Bikkar Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurbaxpura
Karnail Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurbaxpura
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tibba
Mal Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurbaxpura
Pritam Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhandiwal

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Sherpur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 10
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

60.0% Not married 6
 
 
40.0% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

40.0% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 7


Religion

100.0% Sikh 10
 

Caste

80.0% Jat 8
 
 
20.0% Non-Jat 2

Age

10.0% 0-17 1
 
70.0% 18-33 7
 
20.0% 34-49 2
 

Education

30.0% Primary school 3
 
30.0% Middle school 3
 
40.0% High school 4
 

Employment

50.0% Farmer/agriculture 5
 
20.0% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
10.0% Student 1
 
10.0% Shopkeeper 1
 
10.0% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

90.0% Rural 9
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

80.0% Yes 8
 
 
20.0% No 2

Prior torture

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
20.0% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
40.0% No 4

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

Witnesses to abduction

40.0% Yes 4
 
 
10.0% No 1

Victim abduction location

40.0% Victim’s residence 4
 
10.0% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
10.0% Bus station/stand 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

30.0% Yes 3
 
 
30.0% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

20.0% Other 2
 
10.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
10.0% Gave no response 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
50.0% No 5

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 10
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

80.0% 1 victim 8
 
20.0% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 10

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

20.0% Cremated the body 2
 

Security forces returned body

60.0% Yes 6
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
40.0% No 4
 

Condition of corpse, if known

50.0% Bullet wounds 5
 
30.0% Cuts/wounds 3
 
20.0% Other 2
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

80.0% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
50.0% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

60.0% Punjab Police 6
 
20.0% Black cat 2
 
10.0% CRPF 1
 
10.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 10
 
20.0% Black cat 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

30.0% Combatant 3
 
 
50.0% Non-combatant 5

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

30.0% Yes 3
 
 
20.0% No 2

If provided support, support was voluntary

30.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

40.0% Yes 4
 
 
60.0% No 6

Approached security officials

40.0% Yes 4
 
 
60.0% No 6

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

40.0% Afraid of retaliation 4
 
30.0% Couldn’t afford 3
 
10.0% Not applicable 1
 
10.0% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Truth commission 10
 
80.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 8
 
80.0% Investigations into abuses 8
 
60.0% Monetary compensation to family 6
 
50.0% Employment 5
 
30.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
20.0% Memorial for victims 2
 
10.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 

Year & District 

District

20.0% Ludhiana 2
 
70.0% Sangrur 7
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
10.0% 1985 1
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
10.0% 1989 1
 
10.0% 1990 1
 
20.0% 1991 2
 
30.0% 1992 3
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
10.0% 1994 1
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
10.0% 1996 1
 
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.