Sukhwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 3, 1999

Male, age 26-28

Demographics

Education

Some college

Employment

Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on September 03, 1999, in Firozpur, Firozpur CIA Staff,  by Punjab Police; Criminal Investigation AgencyUnknown type of security forces

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 10-15

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 1, 1996 and December 1, 1996

Witness(es) to abduction

Aunt/uncle; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Jail

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on September 3, 1999

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Major Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Firozpur

Joginder Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Firozpur

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); Persecution of a family member or a friend

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Rehabilitation services to family; Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

No

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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