Mahilpur

14 documented cases implicating security forces based in Mahilpur:


Hoshiarpur District

Garhshankar Subdistrict
Balbir Singh Male, age 15-16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Paddi Sura Singh
Gurlat Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Paddi Sura Singh
Mahinderpal Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Laksihan
Manjeet Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Fatehpur Khurd
Nirmal Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Suna
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Badon
Hoshiarpur Subdistrict
Bachittar Singh Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nasran
Charnjit Singh Jeeta Male, age 26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Herian
Jarnail Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bihala

Jalandhar District

Nakodar Subdistrict
Gurnek Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mehsampur

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 27-29 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 27-28 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Mahilpur:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 14
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

85.7% Not married 12
 
 
14.3% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

14.3% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

92.9% Sikh 13
 
 
7.1% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

71.4% Jat 10
 
 
28.6% Non-Jat 4

Age

7.1% 0-17 1
 
85.7% 18-33 12
 
7.1% 34-49 1
 

Education

14.3% No education 2
 
35.7% Middle school 5
 
21.4% High school 3
 
14.3% Some college 2
 
7.1% Graduate degree 1
 
7.1% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

35.7% Student 5
 
35.7% Farmer/agriculture 5
 
14.3% Day labourer 2
 
7.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
7.1% Shopkeeper 1
 
7.1% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

71.4% Rural 10
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

64.3% Yes 9
 
 
35.7% No 5

Prior torture

64.3% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

64.3% Yes 9
 
 
35.7% No 5

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
83.3% No 5

Witnesses to abduction

42.9% Yes 6
 
 
7.1% No 1

Victim abduction location

21.4% Village fields 3
 
21.4% Victim’s residence 3
 
7.1% Village drain 1
 
7.1% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
7.1% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

50.0% Yes 7
 
 
14.3% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

7.1% Victim killed in crossfire with militants 1
 
7.1% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
7.1% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 
7.1% Gave no response 1
 
7.1% Denied involvement 1
 
7.1% Other 1
 
7.1% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

7.1% Yes 1
 
 
57.1% No 8

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

85.7% Extrajudicial executions 12
 
 
14.3% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

78.6% 1 victim 11
 
21.4% 2 victim 3
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 14

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

21.4% Cremated the body 3
 

Security forces returned body

28.6% Yes 4
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
57.1% No 8
 

Condition of corpse, if known

21.4% Bullet wounds 3
 
14.3% Cuts/wounds 2
 
14.3% Burn marks 2
 
7.1% Other 1
 
7.1% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

50.0% Yes 7
 
 
14.3% No 2

Security forces uniformed

150.0% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

64.3% Punjab Police 9
 
21.4% CRPF 3
 
7.1% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

85.7% Punjab police 12
 
7.1% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

42.9% Combatant 6
 
 
57.1% Non-combatant 8

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

21.4% Yes 3
 
 
35.7% No 5

If provided support, support was voluntary

7.1% Yes 1
 
 
14.3% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

21.4% Yes 3
 
 
78.6% No 11

Approached security officials

35.7% Yes 5
 
 
64.3% No 9

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

64.3% Afraid of retaliation 9
 
28.6% Couldn’t afford 4
 
21.4% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
14.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
14.3% Not applicable 2
 

Remedies desired from government

78.6% Monetary compensation to family 11
 
71.4% Investigations into abuses 10
 
64.3% Truth commission 9
 
50.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 7
 
42.9% Employment 6
 
14.3% Other 2
 
7.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
7.1% Memorial for victims 1
 
7.1% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 

Year & District 

District

64.3% Hoshiarpur 9
 
7.1% Jalandhar 1
 

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
 
14.3% 1987 2
 
7.1% 1988 1
 
7.1% 1989 1
 
7.1% 1990 1
 
21.4% 1991 3
 
21.4% 1992 3
 
14.3% 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
 
7.1% Date Unknown 1
 

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