Buta Singh

Extrajudicial execution between March 31, 1990 and April 4, 1990

Male, age 32-33

Demographics

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Buta Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between March 31, 1990 and April 4,  1990, in Baluana, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, March 31, 1990

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between March 31, 1990 and April 4, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gurdas Singh, Constable, Punjab Police, Baluana

Sepoy, Punjab Police, Baluana

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 & Impact

Security officials approached

Response by officials

Admitted extrajudicial execution with no explanation

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) committed suicide, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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