Cheema

3 documented cases implicating security forces based in Cheema:


Mansa District

Budhlada Subdistrict
Sukhwinder Singh Male, age 14 at time of disappearance, Andianwali

Sangrur District

Sangrur Subdistrict
Labh Singh Male, age 18 at time of disappearance, Mander Khurd
Sunam Subdistrict
Darshan Singh Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Tolawal

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Cheema:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 3
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

66.7% Not married 2
 
 
33.3% Married 1

If married, did the victim have children?


Total children surviving victims: 0


Religion

100.0% Sikh 3
 

Caste

66.7% Jat 2
 
 
33.3% Non-Jat 1

Age

33.3% 0-17 1
 
66.7% 18-33 2
 

Education

33.3% No education 1
 
66.7% Primary school 2
 

Employment

66.7% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
33.3% Day labourer 1
 
33.3% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 3
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 2

Prior torture

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
33.3% No 1

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to abduction

66.7% Yes 2
 

Victim abduction location

33.3% Village fields 1
 
33.3% Police station 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
33.3% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

33.3% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
33.3% No 1

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

33.3% Extrajudicial executions 1
 
 
66.7% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 3
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 3

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces


Security forces returned body

33.3% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
0.0% No 0
 

Condition of corpse, if known

33.3% Other 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

50.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

66.7% Punjab Police 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

33.3% Punjab police 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 1
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

If provided support, support was voluntary

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 3

Approached security officials

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

100.0% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
66.7% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
33.3% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Monetary compensation to family 3
 
100.0% Employment 3
 
66.7% Truth commission 2
 
33.3% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 1
 
33.3% Investigations into abuses 1
 

Year & District 

District

33.3% Mansa 1
 
66.7% 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
 
0.0% 1988 0
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
33.3% 1992 1
 
33.3% 1993 1
 
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
 
33.3% Date Unknown 1
 

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