Sangrur

District: Sangrur

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


36 documented cases in Sangrur Subdistrict

Akbarpur, 1 case
Bakhtri, 2
Balian, 1
Bugar, 1
Gehlan, 2
Kakra, 2
Kanoi, 1
Kapial, 4
Mangwal, 1
Sahoke, 1
Sangrur, 1

Key statistics for documented cases in Sangrur Subdistrict

Victim Demographics 

Gender

97.2% Male 35
 
 
2.8% Female 1

Marital status

58.3% Not married 21
 
 
41.7% Married 15

If married, did the victim have children?

30.6% Yes 11
 
 
5.6% No 2


Total children surviving victims: 30


Religion

100.0% Sikh 36
 

Caste

61.1% Jat 22
 
 
38.9% Non-Jat 14

Age

13.9% 0-17 5
 
66.7% 18-33 24
 
11.1% 34-49 4
 
5.6% 50-64 2
 

Education

22.2% No education 8
 
2.8% Primary school 1
 
27.8% Middle school 10
 
36.1% High school 13
 
2.8% Some college 1
 
2.8% College degree 1
 
5.6% Vocational degree 2
 

Employment

47.2% Farmer/agriculture 17
 
19.4% Day labourer 7
 
16.7% Student 6
 
2.8% Shopkeeper 1
 
2.8% Driver (bus/truck/car) 1
 
2.8% Mechanic 1
 
2.8% Housewife 1
 
22.2% Other 8
 

Urban / Rural

80.6% Rural 29
 
 
19.4% Urban 7

Abduction, Detention, & Torture 

Prior detentions

52.8% Yes 19
 
 
47.2% No 17

Prior torture

41.7% Yes 15
 
 
11.1% No 4

Abduction preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

86.1% Yes 31
 
 
8.3% No 3

Security officials informed witnesses where they were taking the victim

9.5% Yes 2
 
 
90.5% No 19

Witnesses to abduction

58.3% Yes 21
 
 
19.4% No 7

Victim abduction location

25.0% Victim’s residence 9
 
13.9% Roadside 5
 
8.3% Police station 3
 
5.6% Village fields 2
 
5.6% Bus station/stand 2
 
2.8% Friend/relative's residence 1
 
2.8% Shop/market 1
 
13.9% Other 5
 

Detention facility type

Data forthcoming


Preceding detention location known

47.2% Yes 17
 
 
38.9% No 14

Witnesses to detention preceding enforced disappearance/extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming


Security official response to victim status

41.7% Gave no response 15
 
5.6% Told family to go to another police station 2
 
2.8% Killed victim in an “encounter” 1
 
2.8% Denied involvement 1
 
2.8% Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation 1
 
2.8% Admitted custody only 1
 
2.8% Victim had escaped 1
 
2.8% Victim killed while trying to escape 1
 
2.8% Other 1
 

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

0.0% Yes 0
 
 
86.1% No 31

Enforced Disappearances vs. Extrajudicial Executions 

Classification

52.8% Extrajudicial executions 19
 
 
47.2% Enforced disappearances 17

Number of victims per family

86.1% 1 victim 31
 
8.3% 2 victim 3
 
5.6% 3 victim 2
 

Related incidents

2.8% Genuine encounters in family 1
 
 
97.2% No genuine encounters in family 35

Body Disposal 

Body disposal by security forces

22.2% Cremated the body 8
 
5.6% Dumped body in canal or river 2
 

Security forces returned body

2.8% Yes 1
 
0.0% Yes, but forced immediate cremation 0
 
50.0% No 18
 

Condition of corpse, if known

2.8% Broken bones 1
 

Security Forces Implicated 

Names of involved security officials known

47.2% Yes 17
 
 
16.7% No 6

Security forces uniformed

71.4% Yes 15
 
 
14.3% No 3

Type(s) of security forces involved in abduction

80.6% Punjab Police 29
 
8.3% Other 3
 
2.8% CRPF 1
 
2.8% Army 1
 
2.8% Criminal Investigation Agency 1
 

Type(s) of security forces involved in extrajudicial execution

44.4% Punjab police 16
 
2.8% Other 1
 

Militancy Involvement 

Combatant status

36.1% Combatant 13
 
 
63.9% Non-combatant 23

Non-combatant, provided support to militants

27.8% Yes 10
 
 
33.3% No 12

If provided support, support was voluntary

25.0% Yes 9
 
 
2.8% No 1

Remedies & Impact 

Approached court or commission

30.6% Yes 11
 
 
69.4% No 25

Approached security officials

58.3% Yes 21
 
 
41.7% No 15

Reason the family did not pursue any kind of action

52.8% Afraid of retaliation 19
 
19.4% Didn’t know what to do 7
 
19.4% Couldn’t afford 7
 
8.3% Not applicable 3
 
5.6% Other 2
 
2.8% Believed it would have been ineffective 1
 

Remedies desired from government

69.4% Truth commission 25
 
63.9% Monetary compensation to family 23
 
55.6% Employment 20
 
52.8% Investigations into abuses 19
 
33.3% Criminal sanctions against those responsible 12
 
13.9% Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths 5
 
5.6% Rehabilitation services to family members 2
 
5.6% Memorial for victims 2
 
2.8% Other 1
 

Year & District 

District

100.0% Sangrur 36
 

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
 
5.6% 1990 2
 
19.4% 1991 7
 
33.3% 1992 12
 
13.9% 1993 5
 
5.6% 1994 2
 
5.6% 1995 2
 
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
 
16.7% Date Unknown 6