Dharam Singh

Extrajudicial execution between January 20, 1993 and January 25, 1993

Male, age 65

Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

3

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Dharam Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between January 20, 1993 and January 25,  1993, in Samana, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 4-5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between December 1, 1992 and December 30, 1992

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Children

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between January 20, 1993 and January 25, 1993

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Dumped body in canal/river

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

Yes, Voluntary

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

Family members ran away, Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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