Surjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution between April 3, 1993 and April 4, 1993

Male, age 48-50

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Surjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between April 3, 1993 and April 4,  1993, in Barnala, Handiaya,  by Punjab Police; Criminal Investigation Agency, in Barnala CIA Staff, Handiaya, by Criminal Investigation Agency

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 30-35

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, April 02, 1993

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between April 3, 1993 and April 4, 1993

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

Sant Kumar, Inspector, Criminal Investigation Agency, Handiaya

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

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

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

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Unknown

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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