Suresh Arora

4 documented cases directly implicating Suresh Arora:


Amritsar District

Amritsar I Subdistrict
Palwinder Singh Male, age 21-22 at time of extrajudicial execution, Roopowali Khurd

Hoshiarpur District

Hoshiarpur Subdistrict
Makhan Singh Male, age 25 at time of extrajudicial execution, Gagnoli

Jalandhar District

Jalandhar II Subdistrict
Bahadur Singh Male, age 30 at time of disappearance, Haller

Location Withheld

Baljinder Singh Male, age 27 at time of extrajudicial execution, Rajasthan

Key statistics of cases directly implicating Suresh Arora:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 4
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

75.0% Not married 3
 
 
25.0% Married 1

If married, did the victim have children?

25.0% Yes 1
 


Total children surviving victims: 2


Religion

100.0% Sikh 4
 

Caste

75.0% Jat 3
 
 
25.0% Non-Jat 1

Age

100.0% 18-33 4
 

Education

50.0% Middle school 2
 
25.0% High school 1
 
25.0% Some college 1
 

Employment

25.0% Unemployed 1
 
25.0% Student 1
 
25.0% Farmer/agriculture 1
 
25.0% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

75.0% Rural 3
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
25.0% No 1

Prior torture

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
25.0% No 1

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
33.3% No 1

Witnesses to abduction

75.0% Yes 3
 

Victim abduction location

25.0% Police station 1
 
50.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

50.0% Denied involvement 2
 
25.0% Gave no response 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
25.0% No 1

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

75.0% Extrajudicial executions 3
 
 
25.0% Enforced disappearances 1

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 4
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 4

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

25.0% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
75.0% No 3
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 4
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
33.3% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

75.0% Punjab Police 3
 
25.0% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

75.0% Punjab police 3
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

75.0% Combatant 3
 
 
25.0% Non-combatant 1

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
25.0% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

25.0% Yes 1
 
 
75.0% No 3

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 2
 
 
50.0% No 2

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

75.0% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
50.0% Believed it would have been ineffective 2
 
25.0% Didn’t know what to do 1
 

Remedies desired from government

75.0% Truth commission 3
 
50.0% Other 2
 
50.0% Investigations into abuses 2
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 1
 
25.0% Desire nothing from government 1
 
25.0% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 1
 
25.0% Monetary compensation to family 1
 

Time & Place  

District

25.0% Amritsar 1
 
25.0% Hoshiarpur 1
 
25.0% Jalandhar 1
 

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
 
25.0% 1988 1
 
25.0% 1989 1
 
0.0% 1990 0
 
25.0% 1991 1
 
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.