Shutrana

8 documented cases implicating security forces based in Shutrana:


Patiala District

Samana Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 32-33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Patran
Jaswant Singh Male, age 63 at time of extrajudicial execution, Shutrana
Kashmir Singh Male, age 17 at time of extrajudicial execution, Shutrana
Lal Singh Male, age 65 at time of disappearance, Shutrana
Palwinder Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Haryaoo Khurd
Taranjit Singh Male, age 23 at time of disappearance, Shutrana

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 70 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Shutrana:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 8
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

12.5% Not married 1
 
 
87.5% Married 7

If married, did the victim have children?

75.0% Yes 6
 
 
12.5% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 26


Religion

87.5% Sikh 7
 
 
12.5% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

75.0% Jat 6
 
 
25.0% Non-Jat 2

Age

12.5% 0-17 1
 
50.0% 18-33 4
 
12.5% 50-64 1
 
25.0% 65+ 2
 

Education

62.5% No education 5
 
25.0% High school 2
 
12.5% College degree 1
 

Employment

62.5% Farmer/agriculture 5
 
12.5% Day labourer 1
 
12.5% Mechanic 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

62.5% Rural 5
 
 
12.5% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

62.5% Yes 5
 
 
37.5% No 3

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
12.5% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
50.0% No 4

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to abduction

37.5% Yes 3
 

Victim abduction location

25.0% Police station 2
 
12.5% Victim’s residence 1
 
12.5% Shop/market 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

12.5% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
50.0% No 4

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

75.0% Extrajudicial executions 6
 
 
25.0% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

50.0% 1 victim 4
 
25.0% 2 victim 2
 
25.0% 3 victim 2
 

Related incidents

25.0% Genuine encounters in family 2
 
 
75.0% No genuine encounters in family 6

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

12.5% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

37.5% Yes 3
 
12.5% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
25.0% No 2
 

Condition of corpse, if known

25.0% Cuts/wounds 2
 
25.0% Other 2
 
12.5% Bruises 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

87.5% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

133.3% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

50.0% Punjab Police 4
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

75.0% Punjab police 6
 
12.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

12.5% Combatant 1
 
 
87.5% Non-combatant 7

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 6

If provided support, support was voluntary

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
75.0% No 6

Approached security officials

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
87.5% No 7

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

75.0% Afraid of retaliation 6
 
12.5% Not applicable 1
 
12.5% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
12.5% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

87.5% Truth commission 7
 
75.0% Monetary compensation to family 6
 
75.0% Employment 6
 
62.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 4
 
37.5% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
12.5% Memorial for victims 1
 

Year & District 

District

75.0% Patiala 6
 

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
 
12.5% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
12.5% 1992 1
 
25.0% 1993 2
 
37.5% 1994 3
 
12.5% 1995 1
 
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.