Darshan Singh

Extrajudicial execution between July 15, 1991 and July 16, 1991

Male, age 20

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Darshan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution between July 15, 1991 and July 16,  1991, in Udhanwal,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Sri Hargobindpur, by Punjab Police

Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 13, 1991

Place of abduction

Victim's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Spouse; Parents; Sibling; Grandparent; Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money

Victim presented before judge/magistrate

No

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution between July 15, 1991 and July 16, 1991

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Jasbir Singh, Assistant Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Udhanwal

Mehnga Singh, Sub Inspector, Punjab Police, Ghuman

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

No

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

Yes, Same as officials involved in abduction/extrajudicial execution, Punjab Police, from Sri Hargobindpur

Response by officials

No Response, Told family to go to another police station

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective, Insufficient funds

Impact on family

Family member(s) dropped out of school, Family abandoned home, Family became impoverished

Remedies desired from government

Monetary compensation to family; Criminal prosecution of those responsible; Employment; Investigations into abuses; Memorial for victims

Connected Victims

Genuine encounters in family

No

Co-victims of abduction

No

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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