Sunam

District: Sangrur

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


Key statistics for documented cases in Sunam Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

100.0% Male 35
 
 
0.0% Female 0

Marital status

45.7% Not married 16
 
 
54.3% Married 19

If married, did the victim have children?

48.6% Yes 17
 
 
5.7% No 2


Total children surviving victims: 52


Religion

97.1% Sikh 34
 
 
2.9% Non-Sikh 1

Caste

68.6% Jat 24
 
 
31.4% Non-Jat 11

Age

2.9% 0-17 1
 
74.3% 18-33 26
 
14.3% 34-49 5
 
2.9% 65+ 1
 

Education

37.1% No education 13
 
17.1% Primary school 6
 
20.0% Middle school 7
 
20.0% High school 7
 
5.7% College degree 2
 

Employment

54.3% Farmer/agriculture 19
 
11.4% Student 4
 
11.4% Day labourer 4
 
5.7% Driver (bus/truck/car) 2
 
2.9% Shopkeeper 1
 
17.1% Other 6
 

Urban / Rural

94.3% Rural 33
 
 
5.7% Urban 2

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

31.4% Yes 11
 
 
68.6% No 24

Prior torture

20.0% Yes 7
 
 
11.4% No 4

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

65.7% Yes 23
 
 
31.4% No 11

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

19.0% Yes 4
 
 
71.4% No 15

Witnesses to abduction

60.0% Yes 21
 

Victim abduction location

25.7% Victim’s residence 9
 
22.9% Village fields 8
 
5.7% Friend/relative's residence 2
 
5.7% Roadside 2
 
2.9% Bus station/stand 1
 
2.9% Village drain 1
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

37.1% Yes 13
 
 
25.7% No 9

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

20.0% Gave no response 7
 
14.3% Other 5
 
8.6% Denied involvement 3
 
2.9% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
2.9% Told family to go to another police station 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
60.0% No 21

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

65.7% Extrajudicial executions 23
 
 
34.3% Enforced disappearances 12

Number of victims per family

100.0% 1 victim 35
 

Related incidents

0.0% Genuine encounters in family 0
 
 
100.0% No genuine encounters in family 35

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

14.3% Cremated the body 5
 

Security forces returned body

28.6% Yes 10
 
5.7% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 2
 
31.4% No 11
 

Condition of corpse, if known

22.9% Bullet wounds 8
 
5.7% Other 2
 
2.9% Broken bones 1
 
2.9% Missing fingernails 1
 
2.9% Bruises 1
 
2.9% Missing hair from head or face 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

37.1% Yes 13
 
 
20.0% No 7

Security forces uniformed

76.2% Yes 16
 
 
23.8% No 5

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

65.7% Punjab Police 23
 
2.9% CRPF 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

51.4% Punjab police 18
 
17.1% CRPF 6
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

40.0% Combatant 14
 
 
54.3% Non-combatant 19

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

11.4% Yes 4
 
 
42.9% No 15

If provided support, support was voluntary

5.7% Yes 2
 
 
5.7% No 2

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

17.1% Yes 6
 
 
82.9% No 29

Approached security officials

48.6% Yes 17
 
 
51.4% No 18

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

65.7% Afraid of retaliation 23
 
20.0% Didn’t know what to do 7
 
14.3% Couldn’t afford 5
 
14.3% Not applicable 5
 
2.9% Other 1
 

Remedies desired from government

68.6% Monetary compensation to family 24
 
57.1% Truth commission 20
 
54.3% Employment 19
 
40.0% Investigations into abuses 14
 
37.1% Criminal Sanctions against those responsible 13
 
22.9% Rehabilitation services to family members 8
 
14.3% Memorial for victims 5
 
5.7% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 2
 
2.9% Other 1
 

Year & District  

District

100.0% Sangrur 35
 

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
 
11.4% 1987 4
 
5.7% 1988 2
 
2.9% 1989 1
 
5.7% 1990 2
 
17.1% 1991 6
 
22.9% 1992 8
 
17.1% 1993 6
 
0.0% 1994 0
 
2.9% 1995 1
 
0.0% 1996 0
 
0.0% 1997 0
 
0.0% 1998 0
 
2.9% 1999 1
 
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