Ekam Singh

Extrajudicial execution between November 22, 1987 and November 23, 1987

Male, age 23-24


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Ekam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between November 22, 1987 and November 23,  1987, in Dhuri, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, November 20, 1987

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Respondent

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between November 22, 1987 and November 23, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Amarjit Singh [Kala], Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Dhuri

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; 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) abused alcohol/drugs, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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