Khanauri

7 documented cases implicating security forces based in Khanauri:


Firozpur District

Zira Subdistrict
Nishan Singh Male, age 35 at time of extrajudicial execution, Killi Bodla

Patiala District

Nabha Subdistrict
Balkar Singh Male, age 24-25 at time of disappearance, Simbhron
Pargat Singh Male, age 32 at time of disappearance, Simbhron
Samana Subdistrict
Rajwinder Singh Male, age 32 at time of extrajudicial execution, Patran

Sangrur District

Moonak Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 20-22 at time of disappearance, Bakhora Kalan
Sahib Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Mandvi
Tehal Singh Male, age 29 at time of disappearance, Jaswantpura Alias Hotipur

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Khanauri:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 7
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

42.9% Not married 3
 
 
57.1% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

28.6% No 2
 
 
28.6% Yes 2


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

100.0% Sikh 7
 

Caste

85.7% Jat 6
 
 
14.3% Non-Jat 1

Age

85.7% 18-33 6
 
14.3% 34-49 1
 

Education

28.6% No education 2
 
14.3% Primary school 1
 
28.6% High school 2
 
14.3% Some college 1
 

Employment

42.9% Farmer/agriculture 3
 
14.3% Day labourer 1
 
14.3% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
28.6% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

85.7% Rural 6
 
 
14.3% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

42.9% Yes 3
 
 
57.1% No 4

Prior torture

28.6% Yes 2
 
 
14.3% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 7
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
14.3% No 1

Victim abduction location

28.6% Victim’s residence 2
 
28.6% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
28.6% Roadside 2
 
14.3% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

57.1% Yes 4
 
 
42.9% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

57.1% Denied involvement 4
 
28.6% Other 2
 
14.3% Gave no response 1
 
14.3% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 7

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

28.6% Extrajudicial executions 2
 
 
71.4% Enforced disappearances 5

Number of victims per family

85.7% 1 victim 6
 
14.3% 3 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 7

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

14.3% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
28.6% No 2
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

57.1% Yes 4
 
 
14.3% No 1

Security forces uniformed

83.3% Yes 5
 
 
33.3% No 2

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 7
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

28.6% Punjab police 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

42.9% Combatant 3
 
 
57.1% Non-combatant 4

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
42.9% No 3

If provided support, support was voluntary

14.3% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 7

Approached security officials

85.7% Yes 6
 
 
14.3% No 1

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

85.7% Afraid of retaliation 6
 
14.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 
14.3% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

85.7% Employment 6
 
85.7% Truth commission 6
 
71.4% Monetary compensation to family 5
 
71.4% Investigations into abuses 5
 
57.1% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 4
 
14.3% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 
14.3% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 

Year & District 

District

14.3% Firozpur 1
 
42.9% Patiala 3
 
42.9% Sangrur 3
 

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
 
28.6% 1992 2
 
14.3% 1993 1
 
28.6% 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
 
28.6% Date Unknown 2
 

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