Dhuri

15 documented cases implicating security forces based in Dhuri:


Sangrur District

Dhuri Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Issi
Gurcharan Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajo Majra
Gurjant Singh Male, age 30 at time of disappearance, Dhadogal
Harjit Singh Male, age 32-33 at time of disappearance, Dhuri
Harpal Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Wazirpur
Jagdeep Singh Male, age 18-19 at time of disappearance, Rajo Majra
Krishan Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajo Majra
Kuldeep Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Bhullarheri
Malkit Singh Male, age 20 at time of disappearance, Rajo Majra
Narinder Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of disappearance, Bararwal
Satgur Singh Male, age 22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Palasaur
Malerkotla Subdistrict
Akbar Khan Male, age 20-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rurka
Ekam Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Hathan

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 27 at time of disappearance, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 32 at time of disappearance, location withheld

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Dhuri:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 15
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

53.3% Not married 8
 
 
46.7% Married 7

If married, did the victim have children?

40.0% Yes 6
 
 
6.7% No 1


Total children surviving victims: 10


Religion

93.3% Sikh 14
 
 
6.7% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

60.0% Jat 9
 
 
40.0% Non-Jat 6

Age

93.3% 18-33 14
 
6.7% 34-49 1
 

Education

6.7% No education 1
 
6.7% Primary school 1
 
20.0% Middle school 3
 
53.3% High school 8
 
6.7% Some college 1
 
6.7% Graduate degree 1
 

Employment

60.0% Farmer/agriculture 9
 
13.3% Student 2
 
6.7% Shopkeeper 1
 
6.7% Day labourer 1
 
6.7% Mechanic 1
 
20.0% Other 3
 

Urban / Rural

86.7% Rural 13
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

40.0% Yes 6
 
 
60.0% No 9

Prior torture

26.7% Yes 4
 
 
13.3% No 2

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

93.3% Yes 14
 
 
6.7% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

36.4% Yes 4
 
 
81.8% No 9

Witnesses to abduction

73.3% Yes 11
 
 
6.7% No 1

Victim abduction location

26.7% Roadside 4
 
26.7% Police station 4
 
13.3% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
6.7% Victim’s residence 1
 
6.7% Village fields 1
 
6.7% Shop/market 1
 
6.7% Other 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

60.0% Yes 9
 
 
33.3% No 5

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

33.3% Other 5
 
13.3% Gave no response 2
 
13.3% Denied involvement 2
 
13.3% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
6.7% Admitted custody only 1
 
6.7% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

33.3% Yes 5
 
 
60.0% No 9

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

46.7% Extrajudicial executions 7
 
 
53.3% Enforced disappearances 8

Number of victims per family

93.3% 1 victim 14
 
6.7% 6 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 15

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces


Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
46.7% No 7
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

66.7% Yes 10
 
 
6.7% No 1

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 11
 
 
27.3% No 3

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

93.3% Punjab Police 14
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

46.7% Punjab police 7
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

26.7% Combatant 4
 
 
73.3% Non-combatant 11

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

40.0% Yes 6
 
 
26.7% No 4

If provided support, support was voluntary

40.0% Yes 6
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

40.0% Yes 6
 
 
60.0% No 9

Approached security officials

80.0% Yes 12
 
 
20.0% No 3

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.0% Afraid of retaliation 9
 
26.7% Didn’t know what to do 4
 
20.0% Couldn’t afford 3
 

Remedies desired from government

93.3% Monetary compensation to family 14
 
80.0% Truth commission 12
 
73.3% Investigations into abuses 11
 
66.7% Employment 10
 
46.7% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 7
 
20.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
13.3% Memorial for victims 2
 
6.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
6.7% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

86.7% Sangrur 13
 

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
 
13.3% 1987 2
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
6.7% 1991 1
 
26.7% 1992 4
 
40.0% 1993 6
 
13.3% 1994 2
 
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.