Kushkaranjot Singh

Extrajudicial execution on May 17, 1991

Male, age 19

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Kushkaranjot Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on May 17, 1991, in Ludhiana, Moga, Jagraon, Raikot,  by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Central Reserve Police Force, in Ludhiana, Moga, Jagraon, Raikot, by Punjab Police; Border Security Force; Central Reserve Police Force

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 17, 1991

Place of abduction

Village fields

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 17, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Missing hair from head or face; Missing fingernails; Burn marks

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

1984 Indian Army attack on the Harmandir Sahib; General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

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

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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