Rajpura (Neelpur)

5 documented cases implicating security forces based in Rajpura (Neelpur):


Amritsar District

Patti Subdistrict
Inderjit Singh Male, age 40 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chima Khurd

Moga District

Bhagha Purana Subdistrict
Amarjit Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Nathewala

Patiala District

Patiala Subdistrict
Gurinder Singh Male, age 22 at time of disappearance, Patiala
Rajpura Subdistrict
Amrik Singh Male, age 26-27 at time of disappearance, Pandtan
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 16 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajpura

Key statistics of cases implicating security forces based in Rajpura (Neelpur):

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 5
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

40.0% Not married 2
 
 
60.0% Married 3

If married, did the victim have children?

40.0% No 2
 
 
20.0% Yes 1


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

100.0% Sikh 5
 

Caste

60.0% Jat 3
 
 
40.0% Non-Jat 2

Age

20.0% 0-17 1
 
60.0% 18-33 3
 
20.0% 34-49 1
 

Education

20.0% No education 1
 
20.0% Primary school 1
 
60.0% High school 3
 

Employment

40.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
20.0% Unemployed 1
 
40.0% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

60.0% Rural 3
 
 
40.0% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

60.0% Yes 3
 
 
40.0% No 2

Prior torture

60.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
60.0% No 3

Witnesses to abduction

100.0% Yes 5
 

Victim abduction location

40.0% Police station 2
 
20.0% Victim’s residence 1
 
20.0% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
20.0% Roadside 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

60.0% Yes 3
 
 
40.0% No 2

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

20.0% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
20.0% Denied involvement 1
 
20.0% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
60.0% No 3

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

60.0% Extrajudicial executions 3
 
 
40.0% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

80.0% 1 victim 4
 
20.0% 2 victim 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 5

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

20.0% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
60.0% No 3
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.0% Yes 3
 
 
40.0% No 2

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 5
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

60.0% Punjab police 3
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

40.0% Combatant 2
 
 
40.0% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

20.0% Yes 1
 
 
20.0% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
20.0% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

40.0% Yes 2
 
 
60.0% No 3

Approached security officials

60.0% Yes 3
 
 
40.0% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.0% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
40.0% Didn’t know what to do 2
 

Remedies desired from government

80.0% Truth commission 4
 
60.0% Monetary compensation to family 3
 
60.0% Memorial for victims 3
 
40.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
40.0% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 2
 
40.0% Employment 2
 
40.0% Investigations into abuses 2
 
20.0% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Year & District 

District

20.0% Amritsar 1
 
20.0% Moga 1
 
60.0% Patiala 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
 
20.0% 1989 1
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
20.0% 1991 1
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
60.0% 1993 3
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0
 

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