Roshan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 23, 1989

Male, age 36


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Roshan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 23, 1989, in Hoshiarpur CIA Staff, Hoshiarpur,  by Punjab Police; Criminal Investigation Agency, in Hoshiarpur, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 25, 1989

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents; Co-villager; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Jail


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on May 23, 1989

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Hoshiarpur


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jaspal Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Hoshiarpur

Kamaljit Singh, Head Constable, Punjab Police, Hoshiarpur

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Hoshiarpur

Response by officials

Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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