Samant Kumar Goel

3 documented cases directly implicating Samant Kumar Goel:


Gurdaspur District

Batala Subdistrict
Gurdev Singh Male, age 19 at time of extrajudicial execution, Panjgrain
Sukhdev Singh Male, age 23-25 at time of disappearance, Dhanda
Gurdaspur Subdistrict
Manjit Singh Male, age 28 at time of disappearance, Alawalpur

Key statistics of cases directly implicating Samant Kumar Goel:

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 3
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

66.7% Not married 2
 
 
33.3% Married 1

If married, did the victim have children?

33.3% Yes 1
 


Total children surviving victims: 2


Religion

100.0% Sikh 3
 

Caste

100.0% Jat 3
 

Age

100.0% 18-33 3
 

Education

33.3% High school 1
 
33.3% Some college 1
 
33.3% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

100.0% Student 3
 
33.3% Farmer/agriculture 1
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 3
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
33.3% No 1

Prior torture

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
0.0% No 0

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

100.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

33.3% Yes 1
 
 
66.7% No 2

Witnesses to abduction

100.0% Yes 3
 

Victim abduction location

33.3% Village fields 1
 
33.3% Village drain 1
 
33.3% Shop/market 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

100.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

33.3% Gave no response 1
 
33.3% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
33.3% No 1

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

33.3% Extrajudicial executions 1
 
 
66.7% Enforced disappearances 2

Number of victims per family

66.7% 1 victim 2
 
33.3% 4 victims 1
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 3

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

33.3% Cremated the body 1
 

Security forces returned body

0.0% Yes 0
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
33.3% No 1
 

Condition of corpse, if known


Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

100.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Security forces uniformed

100.0% Yes 3
 
 
0.0% No 0

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

66.7% BSF 2
 
66.7% Punjab Police 2
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

33.3% Punjab police 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

33.3% Combatant 1
 
 
66.7% Non-combatant 2

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
66.7% No 2

If provided support, support was voluntary

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
66.7% No 2

Approached security officials

66.7% Yes 2
 
 
33.3% No 1

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

100.0% Afraid of retaliation 3
 
33.3% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

100.0% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 3
 
100.0% Memorial for victims 3
 
100.0% Truth commission 3
 
100.0% Employment 3
 
100.0% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 3
 
100.0% Investigations into abuses 3
 
100.0% Monetary compensation to family 3
 
66.7% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 

Time & Place  

District

100.0% Gurdaspur 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
 
33.3% 1989 1
 
33.3% 1990 1
 
33.3% 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.