Sumedh Singh [Saini]

10 documented cases directly implicating Sumedh Singh [Saini]:


Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Joginder Singh Male, age 17-18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Malludawara
Makhan Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chhit
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Gurmeet Singh Male, age 18 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gurdaspur

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Ravinderjit Singh Male, age 28 at time of extrajudicial execution, Binpalke

Ludhiana District

Ludhiana East Subdistrict
Gurdeep Singh Male, age 23-24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Ludhiana
Maghar Singh Male, age 31 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bhaini Ala
Samrala Subdistrict
Gulzar Singh Male, age 25-26 at time of extrajudicial execution, Khatran

Nawanshahr District

Nawanshahr Subdistrict
Baldev Singh Male, age 20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Poonian

Rupnagar District

Rupnagar Subdistrict
Gurmail Singh Male, age 27 at time of disappearance, Dhangrali
Jasvir Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Bari Rauni

Key statistics of cases directly implicating Sumedh Singh [Saini]:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 10
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

80.0% Not married 8
 
 
20.0% Married 2

If married, did the victim have children?

20.0% Yes 2
 


Total children surviving victims: 3


Religion

100.0% Sikh 10
 

Caste

90.0% Jat 9
 
 
10.0% Non-Jat 1

Age

90.0% 18-33 9
 

Education

20.0% Middle school 2
 
30.0% High school 3
 
10.0% Some college 1
 
20.0% College degree 2
 
10.0% Graduate degree 1
 
10.0% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

40.0% Student 4
 
20.0% Shopkeeper 2
 
10.0% Unemployed 1
 
10.0% Farmer/agriculture 1
 
10.0% Mechanic 1
 
20.0% Other 2
 

Urban / Rural

70.0% Rural 7
 
 
30.0% Urban 3

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

80.0% Yes 8
 
 
20.0% No 2

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 5
 
 
30.0% No 3

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 10
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

16.7% Yes 1
 
 
100.0% No 6

Witnesses to abduction

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
20.0% No 2

Victim abduction location

50.0% Roadside 5
 
10.0% Bus station/stand 1
 
20.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

60.0% Yes 6
 
 
30.0% No 3

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

10.0% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
70.0% No 7

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

90.0% Extrajudicial executions 9
 
 
10.0% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 10
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 10

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

50.0% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

20.0% Yes 2
 
10.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
60.0% No 6
 

Condition of corpse, if known

20.0% Bullet wounds 2
 
10.0% Other 1
 
10.0% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
10.0% Bruises 1
 
10.0% Cuts/wounds 1
 
10.0% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 10
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

83.3% Yes 5
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 10
 
10.0% BSF 1
 
10.0% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

90.0% Punjab police 9
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

80.0% Combatant 8
 
 
20.0% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
10.0% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

10.0% Yes 1
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

20.0% Yes 2
 
 
80.0% No 8

Approached security officials

20.0% Yes 2
 
 
70.0% No 7

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.0% Afraid of retaliation 6
 
40.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 4
 
20.0% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
10.0% Not applicable 1
 
10.0% Couldn’t afford 1
 

Remedies desired from government

60.0% Monetary compensation to family 6
 
50.0% Truth commission 5
 
50.0% Employment 5
 
50.0% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 5
 
40.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 4
 
40.0% Memorial for victims 4
 
40.0% Investigations into abuses 4
 
30.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 3
 
10.0% Desire nothing from government 1
 

Time & Place  

District

30.0% Gurdaspur 3
 
10.0% Jalandhar 1
 
30.0% Ludhiana 3
 
10.0% Nawanshahr 1
 
20.0% Rupnagar 2
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
10.0% 1986 1
 
10.0% 1987 1
 
30.0% 1988 3
 
30.0% 1989 3
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
20.0% 1991 2
 
0.0% 1992 0
 
0.0% 1993 0
 
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
 

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