Sarwan Singh

Extrajudicial execution between August 1, 1990 and September 30, 1990

Male, age 20-22

Demographics

Residence

Education

Primary school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sarwan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between August 1, 1990 and September 30,  1990, in Zira, by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force

Prior Abuse

Prior detentions

No

Extrajudicial Execution between August 1, 1990 and September 30, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds

Security Forces Implicated

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); Was forced to join

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 members ran away

Remedies desired from government

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

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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