Desha Singh

Extrajudicial execution on September 21, 1989

Male, age 21-22

Demographics

Residence

Education

Middle school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

1

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 5-7

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, September 19, 1989

Place of abduction

Shop/market

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on September 21, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Roor Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Dharamkot

Bikkar Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Dharamkot

Nachhatar Singh, Station House Officer, Punjab Police, Dharamkot

Mohinder Singh [Baba], Inspector, Punjab Police, Dharamkot

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Voluntary

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Did not know what to do, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) was mentally disturbed

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Employment; Truth commission; Desire nothing from government

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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