Surjit Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 25, 1988

Male, age 19


Demographics

Education

Middle school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Surjit Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 25, 1988, in Zira, Zira CRPF Camp,  by Central Reserve Police Force, in Fazilka, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 20, 1988

Place of abduction

Village fields

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 May 25, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; Missing hair from head or face; Missing fingernails; Burn marks


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 & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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