Malout

9 documented cases implicating security forces based in Malout:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Lakhwinder Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sultanwind
Patti Subdistrict
Balvir Singh Male, age 30 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhul Nau
Jugraj Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Sur Singh

Firozpur District

Firozpur Subdistrict
Amar Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Piruwala
Zira Subdistrict
Harjit Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Malsian Shahzada Sant Singhwala

Kapurthala District

Kapurthala Subdistrict
Ranjit Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lakhan Kalan

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 30-32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Smalsar

Muktsar District

Malout Subdistrict
Gurdev Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Raniwala
Muktsar Subdistrict
Karishan Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tamkot

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Malout:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 9
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

77.8% Not married 7
 
 
22.2% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

22.2% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 4


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 9
 

Age

77.8% 18-33 7
 
22.2% 34-49 2
 

Education

44.4% No education 4
 
22.2% Primary school 2
 
22.2% Middle school 2
 
11.1% High school 1
 

Employment

44.4% Farmer/agriculture 4
 
11.1% Day labourer 1
 
11.1% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
11.1% Unemployed 1
 
33.3% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

88.9% Rural 8
 
 
11.1% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

55.6% Yes 5
 
 
44.4% No 4

Prior torture

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
11.1% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
71.4% No 5

Witnesses to abduction

77.8% Yes 7
 

Victim abduction location

44.4% Friend/relative's residence 4
 
22.2% Victim’s residence 2
 
11.1% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
11.1% Roadside 1
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
33.3% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

33.3% Other 3
 
11.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
11.1% Denied involvement 1
 
11.1% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 6

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

88.9% 1 victim 8
 
11.1% 2 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 9

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

66.7% Cremated the body 6
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
100.0% No 9
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

55.6% Yes 5
 
 
44.4% No 4

Security forces uniformed

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
14.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 9
 
11.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 
11.1% BSF 1
 
11.1% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 9
 
11.1% BSF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

66.7% Combatant 6
 
 
33.3% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
33.3% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
88.9% No 8

Approached security officials

66.7% Yes 6
 
 
33.3% No 3

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

88.9% Afraid of retaliation 8
 
11.1% Couldn’t afford 1
 
11.1% Didn’t know what to do 1
 
11.1% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

66.7% Monetary compensation to family 6
 
44.4% Truth commission 4
 
44.4% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
33.3% Employment 3
 
33.3% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 3
 
33.3% Memorial for victims 3
 
22.2% Investigations into abuses 2
 
11.1% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

33.3% Amritsar 3
 
22.2% Firozpur 2
 
11.1% Kapurthala 1
 
11.1% Moga 1
 
22.2% Muktsar 2
 

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
 
11.1% 1987 1
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
11.1% 1989 1
 
11.1% 1990 1
 
44.4% 1991 4
 
11.1% 1992 1
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
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
 
11.1% Date Unknown 1
 

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