Basant Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 1, 1993

Male, age 25

Demographics

Education

College degree

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Basant Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 01, 1993, in Dehlon, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes

Place of abduction

Police station

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on June 1, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in canal/river

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Darshan Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dehlon

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Dehlon

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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