Chamkaur Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 19, 1990

Male, age 30

Demographics

Education

Graduate diploma

Employment

Student

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Chamkaur Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 19, 1990, in Bhagha Purana, by Punjab Police; Black cat

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 7

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on April 19, 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

General persecution of Sikhs

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation

Impact on family

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

Remedies desired from government

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

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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