Satnam Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 22, 1991

Male, age 25-26

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Satnam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 22, 1991, in Bathinda,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Phul, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, December 15, 1991

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling; Co-villager

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 December 22, 1991

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

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Phul

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Insufficient funds

Remedies desired from government

Rehabilitation services to family; Employment; Truth commission

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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