Charanjit Kaur

Extrajudicial execution on November 29, 1995

Female, age 30

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Housewife

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Charanjit Kaur, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 29, 1995, in Samana, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 30-40

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 29, 1995

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Children; 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 November 29, 1995

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Parshotam Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Samana CIA Staff

Harinder Singh, Punjab Police, Samana CIA Staff

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

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

Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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