Bhajan Singh

Extrajudicial execution between December 15, 1990 and January 15, 1991

Male, age 18


Demographics

Education

No education

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between October 10, 1990 and November 10, 1990

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Sibling; Aunt/uncle

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

Yes

Judge/magistrate result

Jail


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution between December 15, 1990 and January 15, 1991

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Major Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Patti

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)


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

2

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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