Sukhdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution on December 7, 1997

Male, age 30-32

Demographics

Residence

Education

Primary school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhdev Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on December 07, 1997, in Faridkot, Firozpur, by Punjab Police

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on December 7, 1997

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, from Faridkot

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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