Raj Kishan Bedi

8 documented cases directly implicating Raj Kishan Bedi:


Amritsar District

Amritsar II Subdistrict
Harminder Singh Male, age 38 at time of extrajudicial execution, Amritsar

Ludhiana District

Ludhiana East Subdistrict
Davinder Singh Male, age 23 at time of extrajudicial execution, Umedpur
Rupinder Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Chhandaran
Ludhiana West Subdistrict
Jaswant Singh Male, age 19-20 at time of extrajudicial execution, Jangpur
Payal Subdistrict
Swaran Singh Male, age 36 at time of extrajudicial execution, Mahpur

Sangrur District

Dhuri Subdistrict
Hakam Singh Male, age 24 at time of extrajudicial execution, Dhadogal

Location Withheld

Anonymous Male, age 22-23 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld
Anonymous Male, age 44-45 at time of extrajudicial execution, location withheld

Key statistics of cases directly implicating Raj Kishan Bedi:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 8
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

50.0% Not married 4
 
 
50.0% Married 4

If married, did the victim have children?

50.0% Yes 4
 


Total children surviving victims: 8


Religion

100.0% Sikh 8
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 8
 

Age

62.5% 18-33 5
 
37.5% 34-49 3
 

Education

12.5% Primary school 1
 
25.0% Middle school 2
 
12.5% High school 1
 
25.0% Some college 2
 
25.0% Graduate degree 2
 

Employment

25.0% Student 2
 
25.0% Farmer/agriculture 2
 
25.0% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
12.5% Mechanic 1
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Urban / Rural

62.5% Rural 5
 
 
12.5% Urban 1

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
62.5% No 5

Prior torture

37.5% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

75.0% Yes 3
 
 
75.0% No 3

Witnesses to abduction

50.0% Yes 4
 
 
12.5% No 1

Victim abduction location

25.0% Village fields 2
 
25.0% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
12.5% Police station 1
 
12.5% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
25.0% Other 2
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

87.5% Yes 7
 
 
12.5% No 1

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

25.0% Other 2
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
100.0% No 8

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

100.0% Extrajudicial executions 8
 
 
0.0% Enforced disappearances 0

Number of victims per family

87.5% 1 victim 7
 
12.5% 2 victims 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 8

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

37.5% Cremated the body 3
 

Security forces returned body

12.5% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
87.5% No 7
 

Condition of corpse, if known

25.0% Bullet wounds 2
 
12.5% Burn marks 1
 
12.5% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
12.5% Bruises 1
 
12.5% Cuts/wounds 1
 
12.5% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 8
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

125.0% Yes 5
 
 
25.0% No 1

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

100.0% Punjab Police 8
 
12.5% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

100.0% Punjab police 8
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

62.5% Combatant 5
 
 
37.5% Non-combatant 3

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
12.5% No 1

If provided support, support was voluntary

12.5% Yes 1
 
 
12.5% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
75.0% No 6

Approached security officials

25.0% Yes 2
 
 
75.0% No 6

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

62.5% Afraid of retaliation 5
 
25.0% Didn’t know what to do 2
 
12.5% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

62.5% Truth commission 5
 
62.5% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 5
 
37.5% Investigations into abuses 3
 
37.5% Monetary compensation to family 3
 
25.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
25.0% Memorial for victims 2
 
25.0% Desire nothing from government 2
 
12.5% Other 1
 
12.5% Employment 1
 
12.5% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 

Time & Place  

District

12.5% Amritsar 1
 
50.0% Ludhiana 4
 
12.5% Sangrur 1
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
12.5% 1984 1
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
12.5% 1988 1
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
12.5% 1990 1
 
0.0% 1991 0
 
25.0% 1992 2
 
37.5% 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
 

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