Sukhwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on June 6, 1988

Male, age 20-22


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture, Student

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sukhwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on June 6, 1988, in Batala, by Punjab Police


Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, May 16, 1988

Place of abduction

Roadside

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

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 June 6, 1988

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

Yes

Condition of corpse

Bruises; Bullet wounds; Cuts/wounds; Broken bones; 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; Persecution (i.e. arbitrary arrest, torture, self-defense); General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Did not know what to do

Impact on family

Family abandoned home, Family member(s) died due to depression/shock, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Employment; Truth commission; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims


Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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