Jagdish Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 23, 1987

Male, age 19


Demographics

Residence

Education

High school

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC


Photo of Jagdish Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 23, 1987, in Zira, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 22, 1987

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution on September 23, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground, Zira


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Kamaljit Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Makhu

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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