Kesar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 16, 1992

Male, age 24

Demographics

Residence

Education

College degree

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Kesar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 16, 1992, in Dhanaula, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, January 16, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager; Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on January 16, 1992

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Harbhajan Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Dhanaula

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Sangrur

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

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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