Hakam Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 22, 1984

Male, age 24


Demographics

Education

Some college

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Hakam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 22, 1984, in Sidhwan Bet, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on July 22, 1984

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Dhadogal

Condition of corpse

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


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Raj Kishan Bedi, Inspector, Punjab Police, Sidhwan Bet

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs


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) dropped out of school, Family member(s) abused alcohol/drugs, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Desire nothing from government


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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