Sukhdev Singh

Extrajudicial execution between January 1, 1988 and April 30, 1988

Male, age 18-23


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between December 25, 1987 and March 25, 1988

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Jail


Detention Locations

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Extrajudicial Execution between January 1, 1988 and April 30, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Data forthcoming in late 2018


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Tapa, Firozpur

Response by officials

None

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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