Shamsher Singh

Extrajudicial execution on April 11, 1988

Male, age 25

Demographics

Education

High school

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari


Photo of Shamsher Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on April 11, 1988, in Kapurthala, by Central Reserve Police Force

Detention & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 3-4

Prior torture

Yes

Extrajudicial Execution on April 11, 1988

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Cremation location

Village cremation ground

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

Was forced to join

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Kapurthala

Response by officials

No Response

Legal remedies pursued

No, Did not know what to do

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses

Family Reflections

Forthcoming


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