Karam Singh

Extrajudicial execution on November 13, 1988

Male, age 55


Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Mazbi


Photo of Karam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on November 13, 1988 by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-6

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 1, 1988 and October 5, 1988

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Children; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on November 13, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend


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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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