Avtar Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 4, 1990

Male, age 22

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Dalit/SC/BC

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 7

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 01, 1990

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Witness(es) to abduction

Parents

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 4, 1990

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Broken bones

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Gobind Ram, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Sultanpur

Kahlon, Punjab Police, Kapurthala

Puran Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Kapurthala

Jagir Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Kapurthala

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Unknown

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) abused alcohol/drugs

Remedies desired from government

Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

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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