Abohar

8 documented cases implicating security forces based in Abohar:


Amritsar District

Patti Subdistrict
Angrej Singh Male, age 38 at time of disappearance, Gharyala Atma Singh
Channan Singh Male, age 65 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gharyala Atma Singh
Tarn Taran Subdistrict
Gursharan Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Johal Raju Singh

Firozpur District

Fazilka Subdistrict
Sukhdarshan Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mahuana Bodla

Muktsar District

Malout Subdistrict
Jagsir Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tarkhanwala

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 45 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Abohar:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 8
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

62.5% Not married 5
 
 
37.5% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

37.5% Yes 3
 


Total children surviving victims: 15


Religion

100.0% Sikh 8
 

Caste

62.5% Jat 5
 
 
37.5% Non-Jat 3

Age

50.0% 18-33 4
 
37.5% 34-49 3
 
12.5% 65+ 1
 

Education

12.5% No education 1
 
37.5% Middle school 3
 
37.5% High school 3
 
12.5% College degree 1
 

Employment

75.0% Farmer/agriculture 6
 
12.5% Day labourer 1
 
12.5% Student 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

62.5% Rural 5
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
62.5% No 5

Prior torture

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
12.5% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

20.0% Yes 1
 
 
100.0% No 5

Witnesses to abduction

62.5% Yes 5
 
 
37.5% No 3

Victim abduction location

25.0% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
25.0% Bus station/stand 2
 
12.5% Roadside 1
 
25.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

87.5% Yes 7
 
 
12.5% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

12.5% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
12.5% Denied involvement 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 8

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

87.5% Extrajudicial executions 7
 
 
12.5% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

75.0% 1 victim 6
 
25.0% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 8

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

62.5% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

12.5% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
75.0% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known

12.5% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

75.0% Yes 6
 
 
12.5% No 1

Security forces uniformed

80.0% Yes 4
 
 
20.0% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 8
 
12.5% BSF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

87.5% Punjab police 7
 
12.5% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

12.5% Combatant 1
 
 
87.5% Non-combatant 7

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
62.5% No 5

If provided support, support was voluntary

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
87.5% No 7

Approached security officials

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
75.0% No 6

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

87.5% Afraid of retaliation 7
 
25.0% Didn’t know what to do 2
 

Remedies desired from government

62.5% Truth commission 5
 
50.0% Monetary compensation to family 4
 
37.5% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
37.5% Investigations into abuses 3
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
25.0% Employment 2
 
12.5% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

37.5% Amritsar 3
 
12.5% Firozpur 1
 
12.5% Muktsar 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
12.5% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
25.0% 1988 2
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
12.5% 1992 1
 
50.0% 1993 4
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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