Dasuya (Kaintha)

21 documented cases implicating security forces based in Dasuya (Kaintha):


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Virsa Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jalalpura

Gurdaspur District

Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Ajit Singh Male, age 32-33 at time of extrajudicial execution, Baryar

Hoshiarpur District

Dasuya Subdistrict
Ajit Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Usman Shahid
Bikram Singh Male, age 23 at time of disappearance, Khuda
Jagtar Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Galowal
Kuldip Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Usman Shahid
Kuljit Singh Dhatt Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ambala Jattan
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Usman Shahid
Paramjit Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Daffer
Sarabjit Singh Male, age 40-42 at time of extrajudicial execution, Shekhupur Kalan
Saroop Singh Male, age 27-30 at time of disappearance, Nangal Khunga
Tarsem Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dasua
Tarsem Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Saunpur Patti
Hoshiarpur Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehina
Jaspal Singh Male, age 31-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ajram
Mukerian Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Kaulpur
Daljit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bela Sariana
Fumman Singh Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bela Sariana
Satpal Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chak
Tajinder Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Behbal Manj

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Dasuya (Kaintha):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 21
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

61.9% Not married 13
 
 
38.1% Married 8

If married, did the victim have children?

38.1% Yes 8
 


Total children surviving victims: 22


Religion

90.5% Sikh 19
 
 
9.5% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

71.4% Jat 15
 
 
28.6% Non-Jat 6

Age

4.8% 0-17 1
 
81.0% 18-33 17
 
14.3% 34-49 3
 

Education

9.5% No education 2
 
14.3% Primary school 3
 
23.8% Middle school 5
 
38.1% High school 8
 
4.8% Graduate degree 1
 
4.8% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

52.4% Farmer/agriculture 11
 
14.3% Student 3
 
9.5% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
9.5% Shopkeeper 2
 
4.8% Day labourer 1
 
4.8% Carpenter 1
 
14.3% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

90.5% Rural 19
 
 
4.8% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

71.4% Yes 15
 
 
28.6% No 6

Prior torture

61.9% Yes 13
 
 
9.5% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

90.5% Yes 19
 
 
9.5% No 2

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

26.3% Yes 5
 
 
42.1% No 8

Witnesses to abduction

90.5% Yes 19
 

Victim abduction location

33.3% Victim’s residence 7
 
19.0% Friend/relative's residence 4
 
14.3% Roadside 3
 
4.8% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
9.5% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

61.9% Yes 13
 
 
28.6% No 6

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

19.0% Other 4
 
14.3% Victim had escaped 3
 
9.5% Killed victim in an “encounter” 2
 
4.8% Denied involvement 1
 
4.8% Gave no response 1
 
4.8% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

4.8% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 14

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

90.5% Extrajudicial executions 19
 
 
9.5% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

90.5% 1 victim 19
 
9.5% 3 victim 2
 

Related incidents

4.8% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
95.2% No genuine encounters in family 20

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

57.1% Cremated the body 12
 

Security forces returned body

9.5% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
81.0% No 17
 

Condition of corpse, if known

9.5% Other 2
 
4.8% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

71.4% Yes 15
 
 
19.0% No 4

Security forces uniformed

68.4% Yes 13
 
 
10.5% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

76.2% Punjab Police 16
 
14.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 
14.3% CRPF 3
 
9.5% Black cat 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

85.7% Punjab police 18
 
14.3% Criminal Investigation Agency 3
 
4.8% Other 1
 
4.8% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

47.6% Combatant 10
 
 
52.4% Non-combatant 11

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

9.5% Yes 2
 
 
42.9% No 9

If provided support, support was voluntary

4.8% Yes 1
 
 
4.8% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

19.0% Yes 4
 
 
81.0% No 17

Approached security officials

38.1% Yes 8
 
 
61.9% No 13

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

66.7% Afraid of retaliation 14
 
23.8% Couldn’t afford 5
 
9.5% Not applicable 2
 
9.5% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
9.5% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
4.8% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

71.4% Truth commission 15
 
66.7% Monetary compensation to family 14
 
61.9% Employment 13
 
52.4% Rehabilitation services to family members 11
 
47.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 10
 
47.6% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 10
 
38.1% Memorial for victims 8
 
28.6% Investigations into abuses 6
 
9.5% Other 2
 

Year & District 

District

4.8% Amritsar 1
 
4.8% Gurdaspur 1
 
85.7% Hoshiarpur 18
 

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
 
4.8% 1988 1
 
23.8% 1989 5
 
4.8% 1990 1
 
28.6% 1991 6
 
19.0% 1992 4
 
9.5% 1993 2
 
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
 
9.5% Date Unknown 2
 

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