Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on January 26, 1991

Male, age 23


Demographics

Residence

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Avtar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on January 26, 1991, in Barnala, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, January 20, 1991

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials uniformed

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on January 26, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Thikriwala

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Missing hair from head or face


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Kans None Inspector, Punjab Police, Barnala

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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