Raj Nashatar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 3, 1987

Male, age 21


Demographics

Education

Some college

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Raj Nashatar Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 3, 1987, in Mallanwala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 2

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 2, 1987

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

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 3, 1987

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Broken bones; Burn marks


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Balkar Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Mallanwala

Gurwinder Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Mallanwala

None None Sepoy, Punjab Police, Mallanwala

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

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Mallanwala

Response by officials

Extrajudicial execution [of victim] in an "encounter"

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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