Khadoor Sahib

District: Amritsar

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


Key statistics for documented cases in Khadoor Sahib Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

97.4% Male 190
 
 
2.6% Female 5

Marital status

56.9% Not married 111
 
 
43.1% Married 84

If married, did the victim have children?

36.9% Yes 72
 
 
4.6% No 9


Total children surviving victims: 196


Religion

99.5% Sikh 194
 
 
0.5% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

71.8% Jat 140
 
 
28.2% Non-Jat 55

Age

5.1% 0-17 10
 
71.3% 18-33 139
 
14.9% 34-49 29
 
3.6% 50-64 7
 
1.5% 65+ 3
 

Education

21.0% No education 41
 
22.1% Primary school 43
 
15.9% Middle school 31
 
34.9% High school 68
 
1.0% Some college 2
 
2.6% College degree 5
 
2.1% Graduate degree 4
 
0.5% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

39.0% Farmer/agriculture 76
 
20.5% Day labourer 40
 
6.7% Shopkeeper 13
 
5.6% Driver (bus/truck/car) 11
 
5.1% Unemployed 10
 
5.1% Student 10
 
1.5% Housewife 3
 
0.5% Mechanic 1
 
20.0% Other 39
 

Urban / Rural

100.0% Rural 195
 
 
0.0% Urban 0

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

33.8% Yes 66
 
 
64.6% No 126

Prior torture

22.6% Yes 44
 
 
11.3% No 22

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

82.1% Yes 160
 
 
16.9% No 33

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

26.5% Yes 35
 
 
70.5% No 93

Witnesses to abduction

67.7% Yes 132
 
 
1.0% No 2

Victim abduction location

22.6% Victim’s residence 44
 
19.0% Roadside 37
 
11.8% Friend/relative's residence 23
 
5.6% Village fields 11
 
2.1% Police station 4
 
2.1% Shop/market 4
 
2.1% Checkpoint (naka) 4
 
1.0% Village drain 2
 
13.8% Other 27
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

62.1% Yes 121
 
 
20.0% No 39

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

17.9% Denied involvement 35
 
15.9% Other 31
 
12.3% Gave no response 24
 
10.3% Told family to go to another police station 20
 
8.2% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 16
 
3.6% Killed victim in an “encounter” 7
 
3.6% Admitted custody only 7
 
2.6% Victim had escaped 5
 
0.5% Victim killed in crossfire with militants 1
 
0.5% Victim killed while trying to escape 1
 
0.5% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

3.6% Yes 7
 
 
48.7% No 95

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

85.1% Extrajudicial executions 166
 
 
14.9% Enforced disappearances 29

Number of victims per family

83.6% 1 victim 163
 
8.2% 2 victims 16
 
7.2% 3 victims 14
 
1.0% 5 victims 2
 

Related incidents

0.5% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
97.4% No genuine encounters in family 190

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

30.8% Cremated the body 60
 
6.2% Dumped body in canal or river 12
 

Security forces returned body

8.7% Yes 17
 
2.1% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 4
 
74.4% No 145
 

Condition of corpse, if known

9.7% Bullet wounds 19
 
1.5% Other 3
 
1.5% Cuts/wounds 3
 
1.5% Broken bones 3
 
0.5% Bruises 1
 
0.5% Missing fingernails 1
 
0.5% Burn marks 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

60.5% Yes 118
 
 
20.0% No 39

Security forces uniformed

94.7% Yes 125
 
 
6.1% No 8

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

72.3% Punjab Police 141
 
12.8% CRPF 25
 
3.1% Army 6
 
2.1% BSF 4
 
2.1% Criminal Investigation Agency 4
 
1.5% Other 3
 
1.5% Black cat 3
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

70.3% Punjab police 137
 
9.2% CRPF 18
 
2.1% Army 4
 
1.5% Black cat 3
 
1.0% BSF 2
 
0.5% Other 1
 
0.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

27.2% Combatant 53
 
 
69.7% Non-combatant 136

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

24.6% Yes 48
 
 
43.1% No 84

If provided support, support was voluntary

11.3% Yes 22
 
 
10.8% No 21

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

61.5% Yes 120
 
 
34.9% No 68

Approached security officials

55.9% Yes 109
 
 
42.6% No 83

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

27.2% Afraid of retaliation 53
 
10.3% Didn’t know what to do 20
 
7.7% Believed it would have been ineffective 15
 
5.1% Couldn’t afford 10
 
4.1% Not applicable 8
 
0.5% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

83.6% Monetary compensation to family 163
 
68.7% Employment 134
 
47.7% Truth commission 93
 
47.2% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 92
 
41.0% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 80
 
16.9% Investigations into abuses 33
 
7.2% Rehabilitation services to family members 14
 
3.6% Other 7
 
2.6% Memorial for victims 5
 
1.0% Desire nothing from government 2
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Amritsar 195
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.5% 1982 1
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
1.5% 1984 3
 
0.5% 1985 1
 
0.5% 1986 1
 
9.2% 1987 18
 
4.6% 1988 9
 
4.6% 1989 9
 
7.2% 1990 14
 
19.5% 1991 38
 
28.7% 1992 56
 
14.9% 1993 29
 
5.1% 1994 10
 
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