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 7, 1997, in Faridkot, Firozpur, by Punjab Police


Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4

Prior torture

Yes


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on December 7, 1997

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground, Bage Ko Pipal

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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