Bathinda

District: Bathinda

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


Key statistics for documented cases in Bathinda Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

98.6% Male 68
 
 
1.4% Female 1

Marital status

47.8% Not married 33
 
 
52.2% Married 36

If married, did the victim have children?

40.6% Yes 28
 
 
5.8% No 4


Total children surviving victims: 70


Religion

97.1% Sikh 67
 
 
2.9% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

63.8% Jat 44
 
 
36.2% Non-Jat 25

Age

5.8% 0-17 4
 
69.6% 18-33 48
 
17.4% 34-49 12
 
2.9% 50-64 2
 
1.4% 65+ 1
 
1.4% Age unknown 1
 

Education

21.7% No education 15
 
24.6% Primary school 17
 
4.3% Middle school 3
 
29.0% High school 20
 
7.2% Some college 5
 
5.8% College degree 4
 
2.9% Graduate degree 2
 
4.3% Vocational degree 3
 

Employment

40.6% Farmer/agriculture 28
 
14.5% Student 10
 
5.8% Unemployed 4
 
5.8% Day labourer 4
 
4.3% Shopkeeper 3
 
1.4% Housewife 1
 
1.4% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
27.5% Other 19
 

Urban / Rural

81.2% Rural 56
 
 
18.8% Urban 13

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

52.2% Yes 36
 
 
47.8% No 33

Prior torture

36.2% Yes 25
 
 
15.9% No 11

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

75.4% Yes 52
 
 
15.9% No 11

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

20.8% Yes 10
 
 
68.8% No 33

Witnesses to abduction

69.6% Yes 48
 
 
4.3% No 3

Victim abduction location

21.7% Victim’s residence 15
 
8.7% Friend/relative's residence 6
 
7.2% Roadside 5
 
7.2% Village fields 5
 
7.2% Police station 5
 
5.8% Bus station/stand 4
 
2.9% Shop/market 2
 
1.4% Checkpoint (naka) 1
 
7.2% Other 5
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

36.2% Yes 25
 
 
39.1% No 27

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

23.2% Gave no response 16
 
10.1% Told family to go to another police station 7
 
8.7% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 6
 
5.8% Killed victim in an “encounter” 4
 
1.4% Victim had escaped 1
 
1.4% Other 1
 
1.4% Victim accidentally killed in custody 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

4.3% Yes 3
 
 
49.3% No 34

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

66.7% Extrajudicial executions 46
 
 
33.3% Enforced disappearances 23

Number of victims per family

78.3% 1 victim 54
 
15.9% 2 victims 11
 
4.3% 3 victims 3
 
1.4% 4 victims 1
 

Related incidents

5.8% Genuine encounters in family 4
 
 
94.2% No genuine encounters in family 65

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

21.7% Cremated the body 15
 
1.4% Dumped body in canal or river 1
 

Security forces returned body

7.2% Yes 5
 
2.9% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
56.5% No 39
 

Condition of corpse, if known

7.2% Bullet wounds 5
 
4.3% Other 3
 
1.4% Missing fingernails 1
 
1.4% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
1.4% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

40.6% Yes 28
 
 
20.3% No 14

Security forces uniformed

72.9% Yes 35
 
 
12.5% No 6

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

69.6% Punjab Police 48
 
2.9% CRPF 2
 
2.9% Criminal Investigation Agency 2
 
1.4% BSF 1
 
1.4% Army 1
 
1.4% Other 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

65.2% Punjab police 45
 
4.3% CRPF 3
 
4.3% Black cat 3
 
1.4% Army 1
 
1.4% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

34.8% Combatant 24
 
 
63.8% Non-combatant 44

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

13.0% Yes 9
 
 
44.9% No 31

If provided support, support was voluntary

13.0% Yes 9
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

20.3% Yes 14
 
 
79.7% No 55

Approached security officials

50.7% Yes 35
 
 
49.3% No 34

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.9% Afraid of retaliation 42
 
27.5% Believed it would have been ineffective 19
 
21.7% Didn’t know what to do 15
 
18.8% Couldn’t afford 13
 
1.4% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

88.4% Truth commission 61
 
58.0% Employment 40
 
52.2% Investigations into abuses 36
 
46.4% Monetary compensation to family 32
 
29.0% Rehabilitation services to family members 20
 
15.9% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 11
 
13.0% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 9
 
8.7% Memorial for victims 6
 
5.8% Desire nothing from government 4
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Bathinda 69
 

Year

0.0% 1981 0
 
0.0% 1982 0
 
0.0% 1983 0
 
0.0% 1984 0
 
1.4% 1985 1
 
0.0% 1986 0
 
1.4% 1987 1
 
2.9% 1988 2
 
2.9% 1989 2
 
7.2% 1990 5
 
26.1% 1991 18
 
21.7% 1992 15
 
17.4% 1993 12
 
1.4% 1994 1
 
1.4% 1995 1
 
1.4% 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
 
1.4% 2005 1
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0