Bathinda

District: Bathinda

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


Key statistics for documented cases in Bathinda Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

98.5% Male 67
 
 
1.5% Female 1

Marital status

48.5% Not married 33
 
 
51.5% Married 35

If married, did the victim have children?

39.7% Yes 27
 
 
5.9% No 4


Total children surviving victims: 69


Religion

97.1% Sikh 66
 
 
2.9% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

63.2% Jat 43
 
 
36.8% Non-Jat 25

Age

5.9% 0-17 4
 
69.1% 18-33 47
 
17.6% 34-49 12
 
2.9% 50-64 2
 
1.5% 65+ 1
 
1.5% Age unknown 1
 

Education

22.1% No education 15
 
23.5% Primary school 16
 
4.4% Middle school 3
 
29.4% High school 20
 
7.4% Some college 5
 
5.9% College degree 4
 
2.9% Graduate degree 2
 
4.4% Vocational degree 3
 

Employment

39.7% Farmer/agriculture 27
 
14.7% Student 10
 
5.9% Day labourer 4
 
5.9% Unemployed 4
 
4.4% Shopkeeper 3
 
1.5% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
1.5% Housewife 1
 
27.9% Other 19
 

Urban / Rural

80.9% Rural 55
 
 
19.1% Urban 13

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

51.5% Yes 35
 
 
48.5% No 33

Prior torture

35.3% Yes 24
 
 
16.2% No 11

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

75.0% Yes 51
 
 
16.2% No 11

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

21.3% Yes 10
 
 
68.1% No 32

Witnesses to abduction

69.1% Yes 47
 
 
4.4% No 3

Victim abduction location

22.1% Victim’s residence 15
 
8.8% Friend/relative's residence 6
 
7.4% Village fields 5
 
7.4% Police station 5
 
7.4% Roadside 5
 
4.4% Bus station/stand 3
 
2.9% Shop/market 2
 
1.5% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
7.4% Other 5
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

36.8% Yes 25
 
 
38.2% No 26

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

23.5% Gave no response 16
 
8.8% Told family to go to another police station 6
 
8.8% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 6
 
5.9% Killed victim in an “encounter” 4
 
1.5% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 
1.5% Other 1
 
1.5% Victim had escaped 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

4.4% Yes 3
 
 
48.5% No 33

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

67.6% Extrajudicial executions 46
 
 
32.4% Enforced disappearances 22

Number of victims per family

77.9% 1 victim 53
 
16.2% 2 victim 11
 
4.4% 3 victim 3
 
1.5% 4 victim 1
 

Related incidents

5.9% Genuine encounters in family 4
 
 
94.1% No genuine encounters in family 64

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

22.1% Cremated the body 15
 
1.5% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

7.4% Yes 5
 
2.9% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
57.4% No 39
 

Condition of corpse, if known

7.4% Bullet wounds 5
 
4.4% Other 3
 
1.5% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
1.5% Cuts/wounds 1
 
1.5% Missing fingernails 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

41.2% Yes 28
 
 
20.6% No 14

Security forces uniformed

72.3% Yes 34
 
 
12.8% No 6

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

70.6% Punjab Police 48
 
2.9% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
2.9% CRPF 2
 
1.5% Other 1
 
1.5% Army 1
 
1.5% BSF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

66.2% Punjab police 45
 
4.4% CRPF 3
 
4.4% Black cat 3
 
1.5% Army 1
 
1.5% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

35.3% Combatant 24
 
 
64.7% Non-combatant 44

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

13.2% Yes 9
 
 
45.6% No 31

If provided support, support was voluntary

13.2% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

19.1% Yes 13
 
 
80.9% No 55

Approached security officials

50.0% Yes 34
 
 
50.0% No 34

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

61.8% Afraid of retaliation 42
 
27.9% Believed it would have been ineffective 19
 
22.1% Didn’t know what to do 15
 
19.1% Couldn’t afford 13
 
1.5% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

88.2% Truth commission 60
 
57.4% Employment 39
 
52.9% Investigations into abuses 36
 
45.6% Monetary compensation to family 31
 
29.4% Rehabilitation services to family members 20
 
16.2% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 11
 
13.2% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 9
 
8.8% Memorial for victims 6
 
5.9% Desire nothing from government 4
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Bathinda 68
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
1.5% 1985 1
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
1.5% 1987 1
 
2.9% 1988 2
 
2.9% 1989 2
 
7.4% 1990 5
 
26.5% 1991 18
 
20.6% 1992 14
 
17.6% 1993 12
 
1.5% 1994 1
 
1.5% 1995 1
 
1.5% 1996 1
 
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
 
1.5% 2005 1
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0
 
13.2% Date Unknown 9