Tehal Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 6, 1990

Male, age 40-41


Demographics

Residence

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

6

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Tehal Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 6, 1990, in Lehragaga, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, August 6, 1990

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on August 6, 1990

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes, but forced immediate cremation

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Daska

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Broken bones; Missing hair from head or face; Missing fingernails


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Harjinderpal Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Lehragaga

Hardeep Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Lehragaga

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 Sangrur

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; Employment; 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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