Rampura Phul

16 documented cases implicating security forces based in Rampura Phul:


Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Amarjit Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ganga Nathana
Baljit Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ganga Nathana
Rampura Phul Subdistrict
Balwinder Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mandi Kalan
Gurmail Singh Male, age 26-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Patti Karam Chand Mehraj
Harnek Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhai Rupa
Jagdeep Singh Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, Sadhana
Jagroop Singh Male, age 27-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jhanduke
Kharak Singh Male, age 45-50 at time of extrajudicial execution, Neor

Mansa District

Mansa Subdistrict
Gurjant Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Joga
Jasvir Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of disappearance, Bhikhi

Moga District

Nihal Singhwala Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 35 at time of disappearance, Saidoke
Karam Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Raoke Kalan

Sangrur District

Barnala Subdistrict
Gurjant Singh Male, age 21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhilwan Patiala
Narayan Singh Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhilwan Nabha

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 40-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Rampura Phul:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 16
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

87.5% Not married 14
 
 
12.5% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

12.5% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 7


Religion

100.0% Sikh 16
 

Caste

81.2% Jat 13
 
 
18.8% Non-Jat 3

Age

6.2% 0-17 1
 
75.0% 18-33 12
 
18.8% 34-49 3
 

Education

31.2% No education 5
 
18.8% Primary school 3
 
18.8% Middle school 3
 
25.0% High school 4
 
6.2% Some college 1
 

Employment

56.2% Farmer/agriculture 9
 
12.5% Shopkeeper 2
 
6.2% Day labourer 1
 
6.2% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
6.2% Student 1
 
25.0% Other 4
 

Urban / Rural

81.2% Rural 13
 
 
6.2% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

50.0% Yes 8
 
 
50.0% No 8

Prior torture

43.8% Yes 7
 
 
6.2% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

93.8% Yes 15
 
 
6.2% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

20.0% Yes 2
 
 
90.0% No 9

Witnesses to abduction

62.5% Yes 10
 

Victim abduction location

18.8% Victim’s residence 3
 
18.8% Friend/relative's residence 3
 
12.5% Roadside 2
 
6.2% Village fields 1
 
6.2% Bus station/stand 1
 
6.2% Village drain 1
 
25.0% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

56.2% Yes 9
 
 
37.5% No 6

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

12.5% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 2
 
6.2% Gave no response 1
 
6.2% Victim had escaped 1
 
6.2% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

18.8% Yes 3
 
 
56.2% No 9

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

81.2% Extrajudicial executions 13
 
 
18.8% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

87.5% 1 victim 14
 
12.5% 2 victim 2
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 16

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

25.0% Cremated the body 4
 

Security forces returned body

12.5% Yes 2
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
68.8% No 11
 

Condition of corpse, if known

6.2% Bruises 1
 
6.2% Bullet wounds 1
 
6.2% Missing fingernails 1
 
6.2% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

43.8% Yes 7
 
 
43.8% No 7

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 10
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

87.5% Punjab Police 14
 
12.5% CRPF 2
 
6.2% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

75.0% Punjab police 12
 
6.2% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

43.8% Combatant 7
 
 
50.0% Non-combatant 8

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

6.2% Yes 1
 
 
43.8% No 7

If provided support, support was voluntary

6.2% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

18.8% Yes 3
 
 
81.2% No 13

Approached security officials

37.5% Yes 6
 
 
62.5% No 10

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

75.0% Afraid of retaliation 12
 
50.0% Didn’t know what to do 8
 
31.2% Couldn’t afford 5
 
6.2% Not applicable 1
 
6.2% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

87.5% Truth commission 14
 
75.0% Investigations into abuses 12
 
68.8% Monetary compensation to family 11
 
68.8% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 11
 
56.2% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 9
 
56.2% Employment 9
 
31.2% Memorial for victims 5
 
18.8% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 

Year & District 

District

50.0% Bathinda 8
 
12.5% Mansa 2
 
12.5% Moga 2
 
12.5% Sangrur 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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
6.2% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
6.2% 1990 1
 
43.8% 1991 7
 
31.2% 1992 5
 
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
 
12.5% Date Unknown 2
 

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