Bhucho Mandi

9 documented cases implicating security forces based in Bhucho Mandi:


Bathinda District

Bathinda Subdistrict
Balvir Singh Male, age 25-28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Seman
Darshan Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of disappearance, Lehra Dhul Kot
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhucho Mandi
Kulwant Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lehra Bega
Lakhvir Singh Male, age 20-21 at time of extrajudicial execution, Lehra Bega

Mansa District

Mansa Subdistrict
Naib Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Ubha
Nikka Singh Male, age 18 at time of disappearance, Ubha

Sangrur District

Barnala Subdistrict
Nihal Singh Male, age 36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tajoke

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 17-18 at time of disappearance, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Bhucho Mandi:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 9
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

55.6% Not married 5
 
 
44.4% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

22.2% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 5


Religion

100.0% Sikh 9
 

Caste

66.7% Non-Jat 6
 
 
33.3% Jat 3

Age

77.8% 18-33 7
 
11.1% 34-49 1
 

Education

55.6% No education 5
 
22.2% Primary school 2
 
22.2% High school 2
 

Employment

33.3% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
22.2% Day labourer 2
 
11.1% Unemployed 1
 
33.3% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

77.8% Rural 7
 
 
11.1% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
66.7% No 6

Prior torture

22.2% Yes 2
 
 
11.1% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

88.9% Yes 8
 
 
11.1% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 8

Witnesses to abduction

88.9% Yes 8
 

Victim abduction location

55.6% Victim’s residence 5
 
22.2% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
11.1% Village fields 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

33.3% Yes 3
 
 
55.6% No 5

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

22.2% Gave no response 2
 
11.1% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
11.1% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
77.8% No 7

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

55.6% Extrajudicial executions 5
 
 
44.4% Enforced disappearances 4

Number of victims per family

66.7% 1 victim 6
 
33.3% 2 victim 3
 

Related incidents

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

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

22.2% Cremated the body 2
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
11.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
44.4% No 4
 

Condition of corpse, if known

11.1% Bullet wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

88.9% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

87.5% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

88.9% Punjab Police 8
 
11.1% CRPF 1
 
11.1% Army 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

55.6% Punjab police 5
 
11.1% CRPF 1
 
11.1% Army 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

22.2% Combatant 2
 
 
77.8% Non-combatant 7

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 6

If provided support, support was voluntary

11.1% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 9

Approached security officials

44.4% Yes 4
 
 
55.6% No 5

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

88.9% Afraid of retaliation 8
 
33.3% Didn’t know what to do 3
 
33.3% Couldn’t afford 3
 

Remedies desired from government

88.9% Employment 8
 
66.7% Monetary compensation to family 6
 
66.7% Truth commission 6
 
22.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
22.2% Investigations into abuses 2
 
11.1% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 1
 

Year & District 

District

55.6% Bathinda 5
 
22.2% Mansa 2
 
11.1% Sangrur 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
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
11.1% 1990 1
 
33.3% 1991 3
 
22.2% 1992 2
 
11.1% 1993 1
 
11.1% 1994 1
 
11.1% 1995 1
 
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.