Barnala

District: Sangrur

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


Key statistics for documented cases in Barnala Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

98.5% Male 67
 
 
1.5% Female 1

Marital status

47.1% Not married 32
 
 
52.9% Married 36

If married, did the victim have children?

50.0% Yes 34
 
 
2.9% No 2


Total children surviving victims: 93


Religion

97.1% Sikh 66
 
 
2.9% Non-Sikh 2

Caste

66.2% Jat 45
 
 
33.8% Non-Jat 23

Age

4.4% 0-17 3
 
70.6% 18-33 48
 
20.6% 34-49 14
 
1.5% 50-64 1
 
2.9% 65+ 2
 

Education

27.9% No education 19
 
20.6% Primary school 14
 
8.8% Middle school 6
 
25.0% High school 17
 
8.8% Some college 6
 
1.5% College degree 1
 
2.9% Graduate degree 2
 
2.9% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

39.7% Farmer/agriculture 27
 
10.3% Student 7
 
7.4% Day labourer 5
 
5.9% Driver (bus/truck/car) 4
 
2.9% Shopkeeper 2
 
1.5% Unemployed 1
 
1.5% Housewife 1
 
33.8% Other 23
 

Urban / Rural

88.2% Rural 60
 
 
11.8% Urban 8

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

52.9% Yes 36
 
 
47.1% No 32

Prior torture

33.8% Yes 23
 
 
19.1% No 13

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

88.2% Yes 60
 
 
11.8% No 8

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

19.1% Yes 9
 
 
78.7% No 37

Witnesses to abduction

69.1% Yes 47
 
 
8.8% No 6

Victim abduction location

33.8% Victim’s residence 23
 
16.2% Roadside 11
 
5.9% Police station 4
 
4.4% Bus station/stand 3
 
1.5% Village fields 1
 
1.5% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
1.5% Shop/market 1
 
17.6% Other 12
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

42.6% Yes 29
 
 
45.6% No 31

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

17.6% Denied involvement 12
 
11.8% Gave no response 8
 
10.3% Told family to go to another police station 7
 
10.3% Other 7
 
4.4% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 3
 
2.9% Victim had escaped 2
 
1.5% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
1.5% Admitted custody only 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

2.9% Yes 2
 
 
69.1% No 47

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

66.2% Extrajudicial executions 45
 
 
33.8% Enforced disappearances 23

Number of victims per family

76.5% 1 victim 52
 
19.1% 2 victim 13
 
4.4% 3 victim 3
 

Related incidents

2.9% Genuine encounters in family 2
 
 
97.1% No genuine encounters in family 66

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

22.1% Cremated the body 15
 

Security forces returned body

7.4% Yes 5
 
2.9% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
55.9% No 38
 

Condition of corpse, if known

8.8% Bullet wounds 6
 
1.5% Other 1
 
1.5% Bruises 1
 
1.5% Missing hair from head or face 1
 
1.5% Cuts/wounds 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

58.8% Yes 40
 
 
10.3% No 7

Security forces uniformed

76.6% Yes 36
 
 
17.0% No 8

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

66.2% Punjab Police 45
 
16.2% Criminal Investigation Agency 11
 
1.5% Other 1
 
1.5% Black cat 1
 
1.5% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

41.2% Punjab police 28
 
16.2% Criminal Investigation Agency 11
 
1.5% Other 1
 
1.5% CRPF 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

29.4% Combatant 20
 
 
70.6% Non-combatant 48

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

20.6% Yes 14
 
 
45.6% No 31

If provided support, support was voluntary

20.6% Yes 14
 
 
0.0% No 0

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

23.5% Yes 16
 
 
76.5% No 52

Approached security officials

47.1% Yes 32
 
 
52.9% No 36

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

60.3% Afraid of retaliation 41
 
23.5% Didn’t know what to do 16
 
14.7% Couldn’t afford 10
 
11.8% Not applicable 8
 
7.4% Believed it would have been ineffective 5
 
2.9% Other 2
 

Remedies desired from government

82.4% Monetary compensation to family 56
 
69.1% Truth commission 47
 
61.8% Investigations into abuses 42
 
55.9% Employment 38
 
45.6% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 31
 
19.1% Rehabilitation services to family members 13
 
11.8% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 8
 
8.8% Memorial for victims 6
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Sangrur 68
 

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
 
0.0% 1989 0
 
7.4% 1990 5
 
14.7% 1991 10
 
50.0% 1992 34
 
19.1% 1993 13
 
2.9% 1994 2
 
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
 
0.0% 2005 0
 
0.0% 2006 0
 
0.0% 2007 0
 
0.0% 2012 0
 
2.9% Date Unknown 2