Goraya

10 documented cases implicating security forces based in Goraya:


Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Buta Singh Male, age 30-31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ghanieke Bangar

Jalandhar District

Nakodar Subdistrict
Kulwinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sidhwan
Phillaur Subdistrict
Ajaib Singh Male, age 35-38 at time of disappearance, Atta
Baljit Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Birk
Gani Mohmad Male, age 25 at time of disappearance, Birk
Jagan Nath Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Danduwal
Kewal Singh Male, age 27 at time of disappearance, Aujla
Sodhi Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rurka Kalan

Kapurthala District

Phagwara Subdistrict
Gurbinder Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Narang Shahpur

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Goraya:

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?

30.0% Yes 3
 


Total children surviving victims: 10


Religion

80.0% Sikh 8
 
 
20.0% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

70.0% Jat 7
 
 
30.0% Non-Jat 3

Age

80.0% 18-33 8
 
20.0% 34-49 2
 

Education

30.0% No education 3
 
10.0% Middle school 1
 
40.0% High school 4
 
10.0% College degree 1
 
10.0% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

40.0% Farmer/agriculture 4
 
30.0% Student 3
 
10.0% Mechanic 1
 
10.0% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
10.0% Day labourer 1
 
10.0% Carpenter 1
 
20.0% Other 2
 

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

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

70.0% Yes 7
 
 
30.0% No 3

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
120.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

50.0% Yes 5
 

Victim abduction location

20.0% Roadside 2
 
10.0% Village fields 1
 
30.0% Other 3
 

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

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
40.0% No 4

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

70.0% Extrajudicial executions 7
 
 
30.0% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 10
 

Related incidents

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

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

10.0% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

20.0% Yes 2
 
20.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
30.0% No 3
 

Condition of corpse, if known

30.0% Bullet wounds 3
 
10.0% Bruises 1
 
10.0% Broken bones 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

30.0% Yes 3
 
 
20.0% No 2

Security forces uniformed

80.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

70.0% Punjab Police 7
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

70.0% Punjab police 7
 
20.0% CRPF 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

50.0% Combatant 5
 
 
40.0% Non-combatant 4

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
40.0% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
90.0% No 9

Approached security officials

30.0% Yes 3
 
 
70.0% No 7

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

70.0% Afraid of retaliation 7
 
40.0% Couldn’t afford 4
 
30.0% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
10.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

70.0% Monetary compensation to family 7
 
50.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 5
 
50.0% Employment 5
 
40.0% Truth commission 4
 
30.0% Memorial for victims 3
 
20.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
20.0% Investigations into abuses 2
 
10.0% Desire nothing from government 1
 
10.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 
10.0% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

10.0% Gurdaspur 1
 
70.0% Jalandhar 7
 
10.0% Kapurthala 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
10.0% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
20.0% 1987 2
 
10.0% 1988 1
 
10.0% 1989 1
 
10.0% 1990 1
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
10.0% 1992 1
 
10.0% 1993 1
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
0.0% 1995 0
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
10.0% 1997 1
 
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
 
10.0% Date Unknown 1
 

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