Bhulath

District: Kapurthala

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


29 documented cases in Bhulath Subdistrict

Bagbanpur, 1 case
Baryar, 1
Boparai, 3
Khassan, 6
Lit, 4
Ramgarh, 1

Key statistics for documented cases in Bhulath Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

96.6% Male 28
 
 
3.4% Female 1

Marital status

58.6% Not married 17
 
 
41.4% Married 12

If married, did the victim have children?

34.5% Yes 10
 
 
6.9% No 2


Total children surviving victims: 36


Religion

100.0% Sikh 29
 

Caste

55.2% Jat 16
 
 
44.8% Non-Jat 13

Age

6.9% 0-17 2
 
72.4% 18-33 21
 
10.3% 34-49 3
 
6.9% 65+ 2
 

Education

3.4% No education 1
 
17.2% Primary school 5
 
31.0% Middle school 9
 
27.6% High school 8
 
3.4% Some college 1
 
6.9% College degree 2
 
3.4% Graduate degree 1
 
3.4% Vocational degree 1
 

Employment

44.8% Farmer/agriculture 13
 
17.2% Student 5
 
6.9% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
6.9% Shopkeeper 2
 
3.4% Carpenter 1
 
3.4% Unemployed 1
 
3.4% Housewife 1
 
24.1% Other 7
 

Urban / Rural

93.1% Rural 27
 
 
6.9% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

48.3% Yes 14
 
 
48.3% No 14

Prior torture

34.5% Yes 10
 
 
13.8% No 4

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

79.3% Yes 23
 
 
20.7% No 6

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

18.8% Yes 3
 
 
106.2% No 17

Witnesses to abduction

55.2% Yes 16
 
 
6.9% No 2

Victim abduction location

20.7% Victim’s residence 6
 
17.2% Roadside 5
 
6.9% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
3.4% Village fields 1
 
3.4% Shop/market 1
 
3.4% Police station 1
 
3.4% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
3.4% Bus station/stand 1
 
13.8% Other 4
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

48.3% Yes 14
 
 
31.0% No 9

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

17.2% Gave no response 5
 
13.8% Denied involvement 4
 
10.3% Killed victim in an “encounter” 3
 
6.9% Other 2
 
3.4% Told family to go to another police station 1
 
3.4% Victim had escaped 1
 
3.4% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
3.4% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
75.9% No 22

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

89.7% Extrajudicial executions 26
 
 
10.3% Enforced disappearances 3

Number of victims per family

75.9% 1 victim 22
 
13.8% 2 victim 4
 
10.3% 3 victim 3
 

Related incidents

20.7% Genuine encounters in family 6
 
 
79.3% No genuine encounters in family 23

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

27.6% Cremated the body 8
 

Security forces returned body

24.1% Yes 7
 
3.4% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 1
 
58.6% No 17
 

Condition of corpse, if known

31.0% Bullet wounds 9
 
6.9% Other 2
 
3.4% Bruises 1
 
3.4% Broken bones 1
 
3.4% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

75.9% Yes 22
 
 
17.2% No 5

Security forces uniformed

87.5% Yes 14
 
 
18.8% No 3

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

79.3% Punjab Police 23
 
20.7% CRPF 6
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

86.2% Punjab police 25
 
20.7% CRPF 6
 
6.9% BSF 2
 
6.9% Black cat 2
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

34.5% Combatant 10
 
 
58.6% Non-combatant 17

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

13.8% Yes 4
 
 
41.4% No 12

If provided support, support was voluntary

10.3% Yes 3
 
 
3.4% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

13.8% Yes 4
 
 
86.2% No 25

Approached security officials

48.3% Yes 14
 
 
51.7% No 15

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

55.2% Afraid of retaliation 16
 
17.2% Didn’t know what to do 5
 
17.2% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
13.8% Couldn’t afford 4
 
3.4% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

65.5% Truth commission 19
 
62.1% Monetary compensation to family 18
 
51.7% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 15
 
41.4% Employment 12
 
31.0% Investigations into abuses 9
 
27.6% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 8
 
17.2% Desire nothing from government 5
 
17.2% Memorial for victims 5
 
3.4% Rehabilitation services to family members 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Kapurthala 29
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
0.0% 1985 0
 
10.3% 1986 3
 
0.0% 1987 0
 
10.3% 1988 3
 
10.3% 1989 3
 
20.7% 1990 6
 
17.2% 1991 5
 
13.8% 1992 4
 
17.2% 1993 5
 
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
 
0.0% Date Unknown 0